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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Today's Random Wilde

The absence of old friends one can endure with equanimity. But even a momentary separation from anyone to whom one has just been introduced is almost unbearable.

1 comment:

jfehlinger said...

> The absence of old friends one can endure with equanimity.

DON JUAN: You may remember that on earth - though of course we
never confessed it - the death of anyone we knew, even those we liked best,
was always mingled with a certain satisfaction at being finally done with them.

DONA ANA: Monster! Never, never.

DON JUAN: [placidly] I see you recognize the feeling.

-- G. B. Shaw, "Don Juan in Hell" from
_Man and Superman_