Re ListDeath -- the bright side, again

Hugh Rodwell m-14970 at mailbox.swipnet.se
Sat Aug 10 07:29:03 MDT 1996


A mailing list is not a person.

*People* die.


Soles occidere et redire possunt.
Nobis cum semel occidit brevis lux
nox est perpetua una dormienda.



        Multas per gentes et multa per aequora vectus
          advenio has miseras, frater, ad inferias,
        ut te postremo donarem munere mortis
          et mutam nequiquam alloquerer cinerem.
        Quandoquidem fortuna mihi tete abstulit ipsum,
          heu miser indigne frater adempte mihi,
        nunc tamen interea haec prisco quae more parentum
          tradita sunt tristi munere ad inferias,
        accipe fraterno multum manantia fletu,
           atque in perpetuum, frater, ave atque vale.


Chris canters off into Wordsworth's rustic idyll to cadge a cup of tea off
self-effacing little Lucy (and is chilled by a sudden insecure thought --
who will put the kettle on if she's kicked the bucket?):

At non effugies meos iambos!


Cheers,

Hugh


PS The one good thing about it is it's a place

Ubi saeva indignatio ulterius cor lacerare nequit.




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