Quick Out Takes

Quick Out Takes

“We are suffering from our maturity, here.”

Perfect answer to the question of the day.

Quick Out Takes

“We are suffering from our maturity, here.”

We suffer from a surfeit of experience.

If miles and scars count for our experience —

Comment was prompted by one aging reader looking at another, comparing notes.

“How many fair have you done in El Paso? Over hundred, right?”

I paused, as I never like to delve into hyperbole, but give it pause, 4 or 5 times a year for a quarter century? That adds up to well over a 100, so no, not really any exaggeration.

Not that I don’t employ hyperbole or irony other situations.

Quick Out Takes From Marcus Aurelius

“1. What is vice? A familiar sight enough. So in everything that befalls have the thought ready: This is a familiar sight. Look up, look down, everywhere thou wilt find the same things, whereof histories ancient, medieval, and modern are full; and full of them at this day are cities and houses. There is no new thing under the sun. Everything is stereotyped, everything fleeting.”

Excerpt From: Emperor of Rome Marcus Aurelius. “Meditations.”

Book # VII, 1.

Marcus Aurelius (Loeb Classical Library)

Delphi Complete Works of Marcus Aurelius – Marcus Aurelius

Meditations – Marcus Aurelius & Gregory Hays

Meditations: A New Translation (Modern Library)

Cover shot. Plus the Classical Editions.

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