Sunday, December 10, 2006


Last night I couldn't "blog", so I bided my time with an adequate substitute: reading THE IDIOT by Dostoevsky (Richard Pevar and Larissa Volokhonsky, translators). Anyhow, it contained a few lines that make a most suitable epigraph for the "blog": "The prince learned later that this gentleman, as if out of duty, had taken upon himself the task of amazing everyone by his originality and merriment, but it somehow never came off. He even made an unpleasant impression on some people, which caused him genuine grief, but all the same he would not abandon his task."