Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Daily Dose

From On Something, by Hilaire Belloc


"An elephant escapes from the circus and puts his head in at your window while you are writing and thinking of a word. You look up. You may be alarmed, you may be astonished, you may be moved to sudden processes of thought; but one thing you will find about it, and you will find out quite quickly, and it will dominate all your other emotions of the time: the elephant's head will be surprising. You are caught. Your soul says loudly to its Creator: 'Oh, this is something new!'"

From Perigeux of the Perigord

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