"It is shocking and profoundly regrettable, but, apparently, sales of oranges are falling steadily because people can no longer be bothered to peel them. As soon as I read this, I began buying oranges more frequently and eating them with greater pleasure. Now I peel an orange very slowly, deliberately, voluptuously, above all defiantly, as a riposte to an age that demands war without casualties, public services without taxes, rights without obligations, celebrity without achievement, sex without relationship, running shoes without running, coursework without work and sweet grapes without seeds."
Michael Foley, The Age of Absurdity : Why Modern Life Makes It Hard To Be Happy
6/17/2011 12:10:24 am
This excerpt is probably one of the best things that I've ever read! Thank you for sharing, Meags!
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