Gibbon and me

I am thrilled I decided to read some Gibbon again.  Gibbon provides the perfect tonic for someone, like me, who has spent much of the year exulting in vanity or wallowing in self pity.  Worst of all, I have thrown over reading, learning, and thinking.  I have shamed and damned myself at every step I have taken this year.  Oh well, the train may not have run completely off the tracks, and yet may still be hoisted on the tracks again.  As Gibbon tells me, I am only human: subject to folly, yet capable of good acts.

Published in: on August 8, 2008 at 12:46 pm  Leave a Comment  

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