Tuesday, October 6, 2015

torpid & humdrum


Complete Works of Virginia Woolf:

And Stand still we must. With the first words a shock passes through us; perceptions, previously numb and torpid, quiver into being; the nerves of sight and hearing are quickened; the "bracelet of bright hair" burns in our eyes. 

The world, a moment before, cheerful, humdrum, bursting with character and variety, is consumed. 


not active; with no energy or enthusiasm.

boring and always the same.

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