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Friday, July 19, 2019

LIFE'S SMALL PLEASURES

As reports start to come in for the Friday List, I continue to seek solace from the daily trauma in life's small pleasures.  Today's soothing delight is reading about Alan Dershowitz's effort to defend himself against the charge that he had sex with several of Jeffrey Epstein's victims.  Reading Dershowitz's decription of his "perfect sex life" is not quite up there with a Purcell aria or a Paul O'Dette lute solo, but, as the Good Book says, it is sufficient unto the day.

3 comments:

Dean said...

"When I am laid, am laid in earth, May my wrongs create
No trouble, no trouble in thy breast;
Remember me, remember me, but ah! forget my fate.
Remember me, but ah! forget my fate."

Robert Paul Wolff said...

Dido?

Dean said...

Indeed! Long ago, I heard Dido & Aeneas performed, twice, at Ambronay, a medieval town well southeast of Paris. The woman performing Dido was a beautiful vocalist, but her native French got in the way of her pronunciation of the final word, which came out "feet."