Being

Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
—Cunningham

Aug 062013
 

Certain qualities — skepticism, iconoclasm, willpower — are fixed in quantity, and must be apportioned wisely.

Jul 082013
 

We can all be replaced, and we all are.

Jul 012013
 

Elision is the mother of decision.

Jun 282013
 

As sympathy broadens, it also shallows.

May 132013
 

We all want to be happy, just not at the expense of the qualities that make us unhappy.

Apr 242013
 

Personality varies like men’s fashion — a quarter-inch of width in the tie or length in the cuff.

Apr 112013
 

No one hates or envies insincerely.

Apr 012013
 

We laugh at novels in which the weather tracks the moods of the characters, yet our own moods mostly track the weather.