What You Learn in Your 40s:
You will miss out on some near soul mates. This goes for friendships, too. There will be unforgettable people with whom you have shared an excellent evening or a few days. Now they live in Hong Kong, and you will never see them again. That’s just how life is.
Sally McGrane on efforts to make nearly all of Leo Tolstoy’s massive body of work available online, in a form that can be easily downloaded, free of charge: http://nyr.kr/19NHT7B
“‘It’s according to Leo Tolstoy’s ideas, to do it with the help of all people around the world—vsem mirom—even the world’s hardest task can be done with the help of everyone.’”
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