A beautiful sentence. . .
After long, stressful periods of copyediting or translating, I relax for a day by reading (or sometimes by opening a bottle of wine and watching Bogey and Bacall movies on TCM), taking a long, deep breath before starting up again. I can't read, however, without a pencil in my hand -- it's impossible. I have to mark, underline, star, or highlight anything I read (which now takes a relaxing task and makes it kind of "working"). Sentences or words I find that I love eventually get copied into a document--one I've been building since the late 1990s. Here's my latest "capture" from Le Ton beau de Marot (Basic Books) by Douglas R. Hofstadter:
Fall leaves as soon as leaves fall.
Ahhh...marked that one, now more wine....