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Try It, You’ll Like It

By silence, I hear other men’s imperfections and conceal my own.
  ―  Zeno of Elea
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Silence

My father used to say,
“Superior people never make long visits,
have to be shown Longfellow’s grave
or the glass flowers at Harvard.
Self-reliant like the cat  —
that takes its prey to privacy,
the mouse’s limp tail hanging like a shoelace from its mouth  —
they sometimes enjoy solitude,
and can be robbed of speech
by speech which has delighted them.
The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence;
not in silence, but restraint.”
Nor was he insincere in saying, “Make my house your inn.”
Inns are not residences.
Written by:  Marianne Moore
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On This Day In:
2014 To Not Discovering
2013 I Have Less To Say
2012 Not The Best Prediction I’ve Ever Read

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