Gretchen Rubin

“As When One Is Too Tired To Turn Back and Walks On and On.”

“As When One Is Too Tired To Turn Back and Walks On and On.”

"...all she felt was that she did not want to do anything or prevent anything, and her thoughts slowly wandered into the snow outside, without a backward glance, further and further, as when one is too tired to turn back and walks on and on."

--Robert Musil, "The Perfecting of a Love"

This description of feeling of being too tired to turn back, and so walking on and on, is one that strikes such a chord with me. I could never identify it in myself until I read this passage.

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