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love,sleep and death go to the same sweet tune

hold my hair fast, and kiss me through it soon

17 September 1982
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"The best thing for being sad," replied Merlyn... "is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world around you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honor trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then - to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the thing for you."

J left this for me on my answering machine once, I can't recall if we were even speaking at the time but it was left with elegance and grace. Listening to it was one of the most perfect moments of my life.Certainly without equivalence one of my top ten favorites.

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