Ten thousand thrilling detective stories mixed up with a spoon

“[This story] has no explanation and no conclusion; it is, like most of the other things we encounter in life, a fragment of something else which would be intensely exciting if it were not too large to be seen.

“For the perplexity of life arises from there being too many interesting things in it for us to be interested properly in any of them. What we call triviality is really the tag-ends of numberless tales; ordinary and unmeaning existence is like ten thousand thrilling detective stories mixed up with a spoon.”

– G.K. Chesterton (from Tremendous Trifles)

I can’t even describe how much I like this.

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