Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Best Days

Those were the best days in the life of Tancredi and Angelica, lives later to be so variegated, so erring, against the inevitable background of sorrow. But that they did not know then; and they were pursuing a future which they deemed more concrete than it turned out to be, made of nothing but smoke and wind. When they were old and uselessly wise their thoughts would go back to those days with insistent regret.

The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa


Anonymous said...

"Old and uselessly wise." Ouch.

Pentimento said...

Are you reading this book? I've always meant to but never got around to it. There is a wonderful film of it with Burt Lancaster.

Darwin said...

Yes, I just finished reading it. Very good.

I never saw the movie. I'll have to look into that.