Salman Rushdie in The New Yorker

I love Salman Rushdie’s short story, “The Shelter of the World,” featured in this week’s New Yorker.

Travel was pointless. It removed you from the place in which you had a meaning, and to which you gave meaning in return by dedicating your life to it, and spirited you away into fairylands where you were, and looked, frankly absurd.

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