The Antibody for Humiliation

“A poet’s best work tends to be facilitated by youth; an aphorist’s, age.”

“Youth is conducive to meditating upon what one wants to see; age, to lamenting what one has been.”

Is there some truth to these claims that I’ve just written down in my notebook? Quite possibly. To offer such remarks without the benefit of caveat or qualification, however, would first require the antibody for humiliation.

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