July 5, 2008

Talk Before Sleep

I look in the paper for a good comic strip to bring
Ruth. All of them today would only hurt her feelings. Try
this sometime: read the comics as though time were awfully
short. You will be hard pressed to find anything funny.
You will understand irony. You will put down the paper and
look at the way the sun happens to be lighting the sky, and
you will be thinking one word: please.

- Elizabeth Berg

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