Marginalia, no.68

‘We embraced, and since then we are mortal enemies.’

~ Asmodeus in Alain René Lesage’s Le Diable boiteux

It may hold as a general pattern for demons or lovers.  The relationships of boys, however, move in an opposite direction.  In sixth grade, it was only after Eddie and I had got our fisticuffs out of the way that we found the timid mutual respect permitting friendship.  Maybe Fight Club got it right: maybe adult men find it hard to make friends because they’re less inclined to punch each other in the face.

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