Sunday, October 25, 2009
Retirement dinner with my mom and cousin (Hospitality EVENTuality)
Hobbes...In his old age, he enjoyed massages.
Aurelius...We should take a lesson from his life. Although he wanted to retire to a country life, he kept on, stoically, performing his soldiering duties. He died on the front, never contented with the more peaceful existence for which he longed.
Mark Twain...He came in with Haley's Comet and he went out with it, just as he predicted and desired.
Michel de Montaigne...He retired to his home library, reading exactly what he pleased--nothing too taxing--and kept his own counsel.
Dante and Boethius... Both died in exile. Dante was bitter; Boethius was tortured to death. Socrates...one word--"hemlock." There's a lesson here. Social criticism is risky.
I'll keep working on this...
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." - from A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf