Doerr Quote on Time

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He thinks of the old broken miners he’d see in Zollverein, sitting in chairs or on crates, not moving for hours, waiting to die. To men like that, time was a surfeit, a barrel they watched slowly drain. When really, he thinks, it’s a glowing puddle you carry in your hands; you should spend all your energy protecting it. Fighting for it. Working so hard not to spill one single drop.

— from All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

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Husband. Father. Pilot. Cross Country Skier. Writer. Author of Outside Duluth and Down In It.
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