"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, January 1, 2016
"Happy New Year" gets to be the first words I write but
"Have you been feeding the cat?" was what I asked out loud at 4 in the morning . . . .
For many years the first words I wrote were "Herman Melville" but that life has begun to wind down.