Marginalia, no.150

When I grow up, I shall be two men.

~ Julian Hawthorne, as a child

Wee Julian was trying to impress his father with how burly and mannish he would become.  But this is exactly what happens when we grow up: we split in two.  Montaigne, improving on St Paul, put it this way: ‘We are, I know not how, double within ourselves, with the result that we do not believe what we believe, and we cannot rid ourselves of what we condemn.’

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