Every weekend I participate in David Abrams’s “#SundaySentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Or, rather, how long could it remain so?

Source, Mark Helprin, Paris in the Present Tense: A Novel

(Breaking the rules here—I know I’m not supposed to comment—but you just have to trust me that this ostensibly basic sentence packs a real punch.)

Against a plain background, the hashtag #SundaySentence appears.