This is a touching idea, installing a gate around your home not to exclude people, but rather to hold it open for them, making them feel all the more welcome.

From a slender, quiet, moving novel.

‘Right at the end he erected a low fence around his new home and put in a little gate, with the express intention of being able to hold it open one day for some potential visitor who might come calling.’


Source: Robert Seethaler, A Whole Life, trans. Charlotte Collins (London: Picador, 2015), p. 26

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