qotd: unknown

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Leave the door open for the unknown, the door into the dark. That’s where the most important things come from, where you yourself came from, and where you will go.

—Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost

qotd: beauty

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What is pertinent is the calmness of beauty, its sense of restraint. It is as though the land knows of its own beauty, its own greatness, and feels no need to shout it.

—Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day