Archive for December 9th, 2014

Angry or free …

December 9, 2014

When something in someone irritates us, it is the thing, if we are frank enough to admit, that we have. But it is far easier to transfer it onto someone else. It is painful to admit that we are exactly the same.

But the good thing is that the same applies to admiration. You cannot admire something in someone unless you have the same admirable quality. Can I admire a beautiful translation in Swahili? No, I can’t, because I don’t know that language. But in a language I know, I can…

Was Narcissus beautiful?’ asked the pond…