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Discussing events of life.

AS MUCH AS YOU CAN

 

And if you can't shape your life the way you want,

at least try as much as you can

not to degrade it

by too much contact with the world,

by too much activity and talk.

 

Try not to degrade it by dragging it along,

taking it around and exposing it so often

to the daily silliness

of social events and parties,

until it comes to seem a boring hanger-on.

 

C. Cavafy, 1913

Translation by E. Keeley and P. Sherrard

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Taken on June 24, 2011