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My lack of words is made up by Augustine, today: for the school hallways, the late nights at Katt's house, the plays at the Bathhouse, the parties, the drama, the love. I found this quote yesterday and spent a good few minutes re-reading it and thinking, Yes, exactly.

There were other things which occupied my mind in the company of my friends: to make conversation, to share a joke, to perform mutual acts of kindness, to read together well-written books, to share in trifling and serious matters, to disagree though without animosity--just as a person debates with himself--and in the very rarity of disagreement to find the salt of normal harmony, to teach each other something or to learn from one another, to long with impatience for those absent, to welcome them with gladness on their arrival. These and other signs come from the heart of those who love and are loved and are expressed through the mouth, through the tongue, through the eyes, and a thousand gestures of delight, acting as fuel to set our minds on fire and out of many to forge unity.

-St. Augustine, Confessions, IV, vii

Date: 2005-01-08 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] actress328.livejournal.com
I'm adding that to my quote book. :)

Date: 2005-01-08 01:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanor-two.livejournal.com
No kidding. :)

Date: 2005-01-08 01:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] laughing-tengu.livejournal.com
Whoa. Kenna. Again, thou hast hit it on the head. That was beautiful. Thank you.

Date: 2005-01-08 01:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanor-two.livejournal.com
Well, Augustine has...but yes. Yes indeed. :)


What's up with that gorilla dinner, eh? :D

Date: 2005-01-08 06:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mulberryswirls.livejournal.com
Gorilla dinner. Hahahaha. Ook ook.

Yes Allie, waz goin down?

Date: 2005-01-08 08:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanor-two.livejournal.com
It just means it's big and rowdy and sometimes out of control, but really quite intelligent, and enjoys good food and lying around in the sun.

See? It fits. :D

Date: 2005-01-08 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mulberryswirls.livejournal.com
I like it. And I forgot to add to my last comment --

I love you Kenna.

Date: 2005-01-09 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanor-two.livejournal.com
Love you too, m'dear. *hug*
When am I seeing you? Are we invading downtown soon?

Date: 2005-01-08 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] countcomfect.livejournal.com
Doesn't sound like much of a confession to ME...

Good find though, exactly spot on.

Date: 2005-01-08 06:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elanor-two.livejournal.com
Pedant. :)
From: [identity profile] marbletrickwire.livejournal.com
mmmmmmm...

(that was an mmmm of basking-ness, not confused-ness or considering-on-the-not-so-much-side-ness. it was an mmmm of lying on a couch with someone's elbow in your ribcage and someone's nose in your ear and various other body parts in various other places making you sublimely happy. mmmmm...)

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