Marginalia, no.126

We were proud to have him eat on our behalf and admired the new sad look of the gourmet under his eyes.

~ V.S. Pritchett, A Cab at the Door

How many of our most potent moments were never ours in the first place?  So much of life is lived vicariously, cannibalized through the eyes and ears from the lives of others.  We are fed upon in turn.

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