The Great Kid of the Week

20 Jan

inspired by “The Great Gatsby”

I was within and without, simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life.

He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God.


Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.

A phrase began to beat in my ears with a sort of heady excitement: “There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy, and the tired.”

I couldn’t forgive him or like him, but I saw that what he had done was, to him, entirely justified. It was all very careless and confused.

This isn’t just an epigram — life is much more successfully looked at from a single window, after all.

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

Bon Weekend

Scarlet M

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