The Goldfinch.

This beautiful excerpt is from Donna Tartt's latest book The Goldfinch.

"...we can't escape who we are...As much as I'd like to believe there's a truth beyond illusion, I've come to believe there's no truth beyond illusion. Because, between 'reality' on the one hand, and the point where the mind strikes reality, there's a middle zone, a rainbow edge where beauty comes into being, where two very different surfaces mingle and blur to provide what life does not, and this is the space where all art exists, and all magic, ...And - I would argue as well - all love."

Trying to live with the greatest clarity in that space where magic exists.