December 07, 2003
Forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit

"Someday, perhaps, the memory of even these things will be pleasant"
--from the Aeneid (no doubt this should the motto for internship!)

Thinking of happiness again. After a week adjusting to the new milieu of Durham Regional, I looked forward to settling in at a table at Foster's. After two cappucino's and the omelet special around noon, a sour-faced lady suggested I leave because "we ask that you not study on brunch days" and that there were people waiting (incidentally there were free tables and undergrads scattered throughout...studying).

I left not having the energy to argue.

To pump my spirits up I read parts of A River Runs Through It to myself. What a jewel of a book.

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Thirty years after my last formal encounter with Vergil, I mailed this quote to a colleague whose husband is languishing in an ICU. I came upon your site when, after I'd already mailed off my condolence, I decided to double-check my spelling of the Latin text. Thank you for your anecdote, and although I fully appreciate your application of this hallowed line, I am certain you will one day find a more pointed application

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