Ah, heart-shaped gaps! How many people walk around with these, whether in their personal, professional, cultural or spiritual life? May you have abundance in all things that fill them and fulfill you.

‘The only thing that could fill this heart-shaped gap was art – in particular literature and music.’

See also the quote-mosaic review of Harry Eyres’ splendid book on the charm and continuing relevance of Horace.


Source: Harry Eyres, Horace and Me: Life Lessons from an Ancient Poet (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013), p. 167

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