Willa Cather on Happiness


I was entirely happy. Perhaps we feel like that when we die and become a part of something entire, whether it is sun and air, or goodness and knowledge.

Brain Pickings shares with us a beautiful little vignette from Willa Cather’s masterpiece, My Ántonia, describing happiness in a perfect and simple way: with a character lying in the sun.

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