Lars Martin Fosse
lmfosse at ONLINE.NO
Tue Jun 1 18:22:43 UTC 1999
> I hope you (or anybody else, for that matter) did not take offence at
> my remark on "old" people. Nothing personal was intended, all the
> more as I perfectly know you "cope", having been on this list for
> some years now, and enjoyed many of your former contributions.
> I was just playing with your words to bring home the idea that,
> rather than falling back on the somewhat dispiriting role of parents
> or grandparents, we should strive to continue as children, proudly
> owning the *blame* that the ancient oriental wise men imputed to
> Solon: "O SolOn, SolOn, HellEnes aei paides este...".
> (Need it be said: I am not talking against parents or grandparents :-)
I am indeed glad to hear that! I would of course like to be a child again,
growing old is a bitch, but maybe the ancient Greeks meant that we should be
children in the spirit, even if our bodies crumble in front of the mirror. I'll
try to act upon that.
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