It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or 
tedious. -Oscar Wilde

When You are Old
-W. B. Yeats

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

They became too powerful to live among us, too self-concerned, too visionary, too blind. ”
- Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

Eileen Myles
No Rewriting.......................
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