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Day: October 18, 2013

And so it has taken me all of sixty years to understand

Originally posted on Live & Learn:
Neither music, fame, nor wealth, not even poetry itself, could provide consolation for life’s brevity, or the fact that King Lear is a mere eighty pages long and comes to an end and for the thought that one might suffer greatly on account of a rebellious child… And so it has taken me all of sixty years to understand that water is the finest drink, and bread the most delicious food, and that art is worthless unless it plants a measure of splendor in people’s…