Self was supposed to leave Mendocino today. She decided to stay a little longer. YAY!
Last night, she was reading a section in The Man Who Died Twice (Five Stars, maybe even Six) about REVENGE. It did not feature the Shakesperean “Revenge is a dish best served cold.” Or even the native Indian, or maybe the ancient Roman, wisdom: “If revenge is what you seek, dig two graves.” Instead, on p. 72, it said this:
- Revenge is not a straight line, it’s a circle. It’s a grenade that goes off while you’re still in the room, and you can’t help but be caught in the blast.
Courtesy of Richard Osman. You’re welcome.
There is a continuation.
This morning, Ibrahim (still laid up in the hospital after being kicked in the head by a band of schoolboy thugs) reflects on a client (Eric) who was sold a lemon by a car dealership who refused to cover the cost of the repairs. So the client had the car repaired at his own expense, then drove it through the dealership’s front window in the dead of night.
Eric’s daughter and the son of the car dealer had also been friends at school. Eric forbade his daughter from ever talking to the boy and so, as winter follows summer, they had got married two years later, with Eric refusing to attend the wedding.
And so forth. And so forth.
Never seek revenge, dear blog readers. Revenge sucks.
2 responses to “Quote of the Day, 2nd Friday of December 2021”
Did you first post this eleven years ago? Vengeance may stink ultimately but its immediate short term appeal is irresistible
That is, obv, a typo.
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