Whatever else its relationship to genre, wit is a particular way of coping with the world’s fragility, its tendency to waste and isolation. Wit happens when the intelligence detaches itself from a situation in which that fragility is keenly felt and is able, by virtue of that detachment, not only to extract from it those dispersed and discordant elements that threaten to waste and isolate life, but to arrange them in a balanced design that makes them seem as inconsequential as ornament. 794 more words
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How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind!
Each pray’r accepted… 11 more words
There are an awful lot of grottos in Florence, which reminds me of a song I can’t put a name to.
However……a grotto is a small picturesque cave, especially an artificial one in a park or garden. 613 more words