Places 5

People and Places

No act ever is completely novel.

And no act can ever be quite accomplished without variation.

In every act, fidelity to the model and departure from it

are inextricably mingled

in portion that ensure recognizable repetition,

together with such minor variation as the moment

and the circumstances allow.

When variation from the model

exceeds the amount of faithful copying,

then we have an invention.

George Kubler
in The Shape Of Time