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This weekend I decided to tackle a little cleaning, emptying drawers and organizing my home office. It’s hard to believe how things accumulate.

On the upside I always enjoy finding lost files, notes and quotes, and this one made such an impression that I felt compelled to share it.

What an interesting word picture. When you first read the word measurements, you are not thinking of a tailor. It’s a sly little trick. When you carry it forward to the last part, you can picture a body in a coffin. Or this was the image that came first to my mind.

Like all great poetry, measurement has multiple meanings. Likewise the suit can be a metaphor. The wording is exquisite in its simplicity.

The quote is by Tomas Tranströmer, a Swedish poet and psychologist who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2011.

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