Finding and giving kindness

Boris says: “None of us ever finds enough kindness in the world, do we?”

And, Theo finally realizes: “It didn’t occur to me then, though it certainly does now, that it was years since I’d roused myself from my stupor of misery and self-absorption, (that) there were a lot of small, easy, everyday kindnesses I’d missed out on.”

Boris and Theo are characters in Donna Tartt’s book The Goldfinch.