Sunday, August 14, 2011

Quotable: A Quiet Life?

The people asleep in those houses, I thought, tried to live like the mice in their own kitchens; to make no noise, to leave no trace, to slip over the surface of things in the dark."

Willa Cather, in My Antonia.

I'm not sure if I think this is an entirely bad goal... similar to the old curse about living in interesting times, I suspect that a noisy life might not always be a happy one.

2 comments:

  1. the milliner8:41 AM

    Just the other day DH told me about the curse of "May you live in interesting times". I hadn't heard it before. We've had an unusual amount of 'interesting' events in the last months around here. I'm ready to go back to good ole boring. We like boring.

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  2. Lisa F.1:18 PM

    I heard once via a 12 step group of a goal to live "a pleasantly dull life." i.e. getting away from drama that may not be healthy, fewer highs & lows but more stability.

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