Friday, July 22, 2011

HBH 243

Middle-aged grumble,
'Youth is wasted on the young'.
They squandered it too.

I went out with a very young man last night. It is discombobulating to reflect that he was scarcely even born when I first visited China. It is distressing to consider that I might have had a son his age, if my life hadn't fallen apart in my late twenties.

It's probably better to avoid very young people. They remind us too keenly of all that we have lost.

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