"That truth should be silent I had almost forgot"--Enobarbus in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, back in Rome after having been too long in Egypt.---------
Melville's PIERRE, Book 4, chapter 5: "Something ever comes of all persistent inquiry; we are not so continually curious for nothing."
Friday, August 7, 2015
SPIDER UNDER THE TOILET SEAT
Anybody unfortunate enough to have seen an outhouse knows that scorpions, snakes, wasps, and spiders live on the underside of the platform with holes in it and will surely bite and sting any flesh that touches the seat.
Last night I lifted up the toilet seat and watched an enormous black spider crawl over the edge.
City dwellers can worry about baby alligators and snakes in the pipes.