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It’s been years since I read The Metamorphosis, required reading for a college English course. I’ve decided to revisit it again. The perfect book is the one that finds you at just the right time. I wonder if I’ll appreciate it now. I raced through it then. Time has a way. Books change. A few Kafka quotes:

“I am a cage, in search of a bird.”

“I am free and that is why I am lost.”

“The meaning of life is that it stops.”

And one to balance the others out:

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”