Thought of the day

Faces

“To think, for instance, that I have never been aware before how many faces there are. There are quantities of human beings, but there are many more faces, for each person has several. There are people who wear the same face for years; naturally it wears out, it gets dirty, it splits at the folds, it stretches, like gloves one has worn on a journey. These are thrifty, simple people; they do not change their face, they never even have it cleaned. It is good enough, they say, and who can prove to them the contrary?” – Rainer Maria Rilke, ‘The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge

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People on Porthtowan Beach, Cornwall, at sunset
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