To the time passed –
The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. All I know is what I have words for.
To the time to come —
There is no trouble that an hour’s reading doesn’t assuage.
Dan’s comment reminds me of a garden party almost two years ago where, a girl asked me ‘who is your favourite philosopher and whom do you agree with’, wearing a kind and curious smile on her face. I blinked … Plato? Socrates? Kant? Nietzsche? Sartre? … Well, I could name out a list of philosophers, and maybe recite some of their quotes, but far from agreeing with or favouring, and what the differences are between the two, by then I could not distinguish.
By the way, I didn’t answer her question but finished my sherry. If there is ever a good relationship between knowledge and me, it is because I have never pretended I knew him well.