Slowness saddles me
For a lazy walk upstream
Lagging, I idle.

The title of one of Milan Kundera's latest books (the original was written in French). The book centers on the interplay between two stories both relating to two rejected lovers, separated by a century. The main theme of the book involves modern man's obsession with time and how his quest for speed might be a vain attempt to run away from his memories.

Slow"ness, n.

The quality or state of being slow.

 

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