Monday, December 26, 2011

Thought for the Day -- on looking back.....

"Then at some point, for some stupid reason, I asked him what he was going to do.  And he grew serious.

--Mostly, he said, I've been thinking about what I'm not going to do.  When I think of the last few years, I've been hounded by regrets for what's already happened and fears for what might.  By nostalgia for what I've lost and desire for what I don't have.  All this wanting and not wanting.  It's worn me out.  For once, I'm going to try the present on for size." -- Amor Towles in  Rules of Civility

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