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Who can understand anything

No one understands anyone else. We are, as the poet said, islands in the sea of life; between us flows the sea that defines and separates us. However much one soul strives to know another, he can know only what is told him by a word – a shapeless shadow on the ground of his understanding. I love expressions, because I know nothing of what they express. I’m like the master of St Martha: I’m satisified with what I’ve been given. I see, and that’s quite enough.
Who can understand anything?

(Fernando Pessoa)

Vintage EF zoom lens.

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