Happiness Is The Longing for Repetition

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Mary Ann Reilly

Ringwood, United States

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Small 8.0" x 8.0"
Medium 12.0" x 12.0"
Large 16.0" x 16.0"
X large 20.0" x 20.0"


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  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
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For Rob.

As of 12.8.10, 3,292 views, 31 favorites, and 98 comments

Towards the end of the novel, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera writes:

“And therein lies the whole of man’s plight. Human time does not turn in a circle; it runs ahead in a straight line. That is why man cannot be happy: happiness is the longing for repetition.”

I wondered then when I first read the novel —some 20 years ago, and I wonder today about the relationship(s) (probable and hypothetical) between happiness and repetition.

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