Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Flowers for Algernon
For some reason, I am thinking of that oft-banned book. I wonder why.
-- Badtux the Connections Penguin
Labels: life, literature, navel-gazing
Posted by: BadTux / 5/09/2007 11:58:00 PM
Given the post below, I can surmise why. You feel at your intellectual peak. You dread letting that slip away. I understand that.
The women of my family are very long-lived. But the one I take after in almost every way had Alzheimer and Parkinson disease. Her body betrayed her before the mind went, and I think that's slightly scarier. She was gone a good 10 years or more before she left us physically. I'm grateful it isn't early onset though.
# posted by georg : 10/5/07 5:56 AM
It's a very frightening book. Introspection is bad for the ego, my friend.
# posted by Lurch : 10/5/07 9:58 AM
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