from Ali Smith’s Girl Meets Boy

Then I wondered why on earth would anyone ever stand in the world as if standing in the cornucopic middle of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon but inside a tiny white-painted rectangle about the size of a single space in the car park, refusing to come out of it, and all round her or him the whole world, beautiful,

various and waiting?

 

Page 105, Penguin Books India Edition 

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