The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Europeans by Henry James:|
"what a climate!"
"We will go out and see the world," said Felix.
And after a while they went out. The air had grown warm
as well as brilliant; the sunshine had dried the pavements.
They walked about the streets at hazard, looking at the people
and the houses, the shops and the vehicles, the blazing blue sky
and the muddy crossings, the hurrying men and the slow-strolling
maidens, the fresh red bricks and the bright green trees,
the extraordinary mixture of smartness and shabbiness.
From one hour to another the day had grown vernal; even in
the bustling streets there was an odor of earth and blossom.