The first fact of the world is that it repeats itself. I been taught to believe that the freshness of children lay in their capacity for wonder at the vividness and strangeness of the particular, but what is fresh in them is that they still experience the power of repetition, from which our first sense of the power of mastery comes. Though predictable is an ugly little world in daily life, in our first experience of it we are clued to the hope of a shapeliness in things.

Robert Hass Quotes (Author of The Essential Haiku). (2020). Retrieved 1 March 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/39152.Robert_Hass

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