All things are wild and free.
They say that time goes faster after you pass sixty. No question about it, it’s true. Where are the long, lazy summers of my youth when I sat moping from morning till night unable to think of anything interesting to do? I recollect walking up to a mirror and repeating with greater and greater conviction, “Life is boring.” On such days, the old clock barely budged, just to spite me. You fool, I’m thinking today, that was pure bliss. The mystery of happiness was right there in that cheap clock your mother bought at Woolworth. Time graciously came to a stop in it; eternity threw open its doors and you hesitated or grew wary on its threshold and breathed a sigh of relief when the door shut in your face and the hand of the clock moved on.
Charles Simic on aging
Who is more to be pitied, a writer bound and gagged by policemen or one living in perfect freedom who has nothing more to say?
|—||Kurt Vonnegut, Bluebeard|
It was pleasant to be drinking slowly and to be tasting the wine and to be drinking alone. A bottle of wine was good company.
|—||Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises|