Adventus

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

As Much As You Can

And even if you cannot make your life the way you want it,
this much, at least, try to do
as much as you can; don't cheapen it
with too much intercourse with society,
with too much movement and conversation.

Don't cheapen it by taking it about,
making the rounds with it, exposing it
to the everyday inanity
of relations and connections,
so it becomes like a stranger, burdensome.

C.P. Cavafy, tr. Daniel Mendelssohn

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