Quotation by Angela Carter

Spindly branches of buttercups were secreted among gleaming stems still moist at the roots from last night's rain that had washed and refreshed the entire wood, had dowered it in poignant transparency, the unique, inconsolable quality of rainy countries, as if all was glimpsed through tears.
Angela Carter (1940–1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. "Reflections," Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces, p. 88 (1974).
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