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david wales
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Post by david wales » June 9th, 2016, 4:50 pm

I thought that this little squib, from Trivia by Logan Pearsall Smith might speak to librivox mores about reading, though I suspect we would not be so dismissive about the other things he mentions:
Consolation

The other day, depressed on the Underground, I tried to cheer myself by thinking over the joys of our human lot. But there wasn't one of them for which I seemed to care a hang—not Wine, nor Friendship, nor Eating, nor Making Love, nor the Consciousness of Virtue. Was it worth while then going up in a lift into a world that had nothing less trite to offer?
Then I thought of reading—the nice and subtle happiness of reading. This was enough, this joy not dulled by Age, this polite and unpunished vice, this selfish, serene, life-long intoxication.
Peace, David

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Post by kayray » June 9th, 2016, 7:26 pm

:)
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Post by Carolin » June 10th, 2016, 4:32 am

ah thats nice - thanks for sharing :)
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Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. Henry James

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