Surely it is a magical thing for a handful of words, artfully arranged, to stop time. To conjure a place, a person, a situation, in all its specificity and dimensions. To affect us and alter us, as profoundly as real people and things do.
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Lahiri, Jhumpa. "My Life's Sentences." Opinionator (blog). New York Times, March 17, 2012, opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/03/17/my-lifes-sentences