Monday, September 13, 2010

"The wearisome preoccupation of the elderly..."

From Rain Gods, by James Lee Burke, which I am currently reading, a thought that seems pertinent to the day....
The wearisome preoccupation of the elderly---namely the conviction that they had already seen the show but could never pass on the lessons they had learned from it---was not unlike Cassandra's burden, except the anger and bitterness of old people was not the stuff of Homeric epics.

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