Dawn’s End

June 19th, 2009

From The Golden Spur, comic novelist Dawn Powell’s last book, published in 1962, when Powell was 65:

“But you had so little time left, and it seemed as if you dared not stop running for a minute. You didn’t run to win the prize as you did in youth. Indeed your dimming eyes could not tell if you’d passed the goal or not. You went on running because in the end that was the only prize there was–to be alive, to be in the race.”