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February 01, 2009

Classical drinking

Writing about web page http://proof.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/30/the-tipsy-hero/

Hmmm, just a quick one to live up to this whole blogging once a week thing. Am mildly inebriated and short of inspiration, and so perhaps fittingly I’ll turn to an article I read yesterday in the New York Times about alcohol in The Odyssey (well not that fittingly, unfortunately I’m not actually on an Aegean island being enchanted by a beautiful witch or sung to by fair maidens from the shore, nor do I have a wife to return home to). It finished with a short quote which I thought rather good.

It is the wine that leads me on, the wild wine
that sets the wisest man to sing at the top of his lungs,
laugh like a fool – it drives the man to dancing…it even
tempts him to blurt out stories better never told.

I think we’ve all been there.


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