Monday, April 14, 2008

"Yes, I’ll take it all, thanks"

Monday, April 14, 2008

It was one shining moment of glory that was instantly gone. Whereas life, real life, is different and can’t even be appraised as simply “happy”, but only in terms of “Yes, I’ll take it all, thanks,” or “no, I believe I won’t.” Happy, as my poor father used to say, is a lot of hooey. Happy is a circus clown, a sitcom, a greeting card. Life, though, life’s about something sterner. But also something better. A lot better. Believe me.

- Richard Ford, The Lay of the Land, 2006

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

How about "take 50 percent off" and you've got yourself a deal?

Obviously this author has never been to Divisoria. :)

Angeli said...

now i know what adu la amin is in English! it's "a lot of hooey"! :)

it's all OR nothing. why yield to half measures? :)

 
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