Marginalia, no.61

All the things that he preaches for the happiness of humanity only complicate life to the point where it becomes harder and harder for me to live.

~ Sofia Tolstoy

It can not have been easy being married to Leo.  Two lessons: 1) It is sometimes the case that the objects nearest us, by their very proximity, become invisible.  2) Persons obsessed with the question How shall I live? make better novelists than doctors: the temptation is too great to prescribe for others based on one’s own symptoms.

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