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51. Happiness Means Being Close to the One You Love, That's All

The Museum of Innocence

The Museum of Innocence

"In preparing this box, placed in the space between two floors of the museum, I did something I avoided throughout the rest of the museum: under each of these objects from Kemal’s collection, I wrote what they are exactly as Kemal himself described them to me." (The Innocence of Objects by Orhan Pamuk)

"If, after our meal, Çetin drove us to İstinye for chicken breast pudding with lots of cinnamon on top, or he took us to Emirgân for a stroll, to laugh and talk as we ate paper helva and ice cream sandwiches and gazed into the dark waters of the Bosphorus, it would seem to me that there could be no deeper happiness in all the world. One evening, when I had placated the djinns of love and found peace in Yani’s Place, just by sitting across from Füsun, I recall being struck by the simple, ineluctable formula: Happiness means being close to the one you love, that’s all." (The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk)

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