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Quotation by Joan Didion
A pool is, for many of us in the West, a symbol not of affluence but of order, of control over the uncontrollable. A pool is water, made available and useful, and is, as such, infinitely soothing to the western eye.
Joan Didion (b. 1934), U.S. essayist. "Holy Water," The White Album (first published 1977, repr. 1979).
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