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Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Existential Uncertainty in Moments of Extreme Happiness

Some of the most beautiful, intimate moments we experience usually come coupled with some sort of existential uncertainty: Is this really happening? Are we here, you and I, feeling and living these things for real? These are some of the questions that race through our minds when we live through these moments. This small excerpt from Gabriel Garcia Marquez' novel 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' evokes those moments.