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the world got slower

...The way he drove a car was the most inexplicable thing about him; he drove with an absent-minded, almost puttering kindliness, as though when he was inside a car, the world got slower; it was time for reverie, almost. “You know,” he said dreamily, “I haven’t been to a game in . . . five years.”

Eve Babitz (1943-2021), “Dodger Stadium,” in Slow Days, Fast Company (1977) : 48

15 May 2022