We’re defiant, but shaky. We can’t get over what we’ve seen, what we’ve heard, who we’ve lost, and we don’t really want to. But we’ll eventually get used to the fact that it happened. It will become part of our daily lives.
Over at Lit Hub, Lauren Elkin reflects on the writer George Perec and his observations on the stunning normalcy of life in Paris in times as traumatic as WWII. Despite the recent tragedies, a sense of the everyday quickly resumes, along with some meditations on what the future holds.