Friday, May 4, 2018

I appreciate all my enemies

English writer Sir Osbert Sitwell died today in 1969. He was the brother of Dame Edith Sitwell. He wrote a five-volume appreciation of his eccentric family. He once said:

"It is fatal to be appreciated in one's own time."

And also:

"In reality, killing time is only the name for another of the multifarious ways by which Time kills us," he wrote.


Today’s Deathless Verse:

Time, that assassin and thief,
  Brings everyone to grief;
It isn’t impetuous, or rash –
  Never impatient or brash;
In hatching its dirty deeds,
  It has all of itself it needs.