Paragraph from Jonathan Safran Foer’s excellent Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close:

“I dug up a hair clip, and a roll of pennies, and a thumbtack, and a coat hanger, and a 9V battery, and a Swiss Army knife, and a tiny picture frame, and a tag for a dog named Turbo, and a square of aluminum foil, and a ring, and a razor, and an extremely old pocket watch that was stopped at 5:37, although I didn’t know if it was a.m. or p.m. But I still couldn’t figure out what it all meant. The more I found, the less I understood.”

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