Sunday, November 21, 2004

On the other hand

How weird is this: stumbling into the Periodicals Reading Room for a five-minute breather I pick up the latest copy of Arion, a.k.a. the only good thing to come out of Boston University, and what do I find in the back but an article written by the Classical History prof at MIT who called me onto the carpet for my intellectual laziness and sent me on the path to learn Ancient Greek, the man who totally changed my life for the better. Call it what you will - a sign, a reassuring signal from the cosmos that everything will be alright, or a long-distance dopeslap from a mentor who was always (rightly) convinced I wasn't quite giving it my all.

Maybe there's another ounce or two of energy deep down after all...

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