Adonis Diaries

Do you feel that you no longer know anything?

Posted on: July 15, 2020

Funny Bliss (1998)

      Twain is a funny guy.

He was frustrated, at fourteen, with his father’s ignorance.

At twenty, how dumb struck he felt

That his father could be such a quick learner.

 

I was thirteen and I wrote in my essay:

“What do I know?” (Que sais-je?”

My old French Jesuit teacher loved it.

He said the French essayist Montaigne used it.

 

At fifty, I said:

I feel I know nothing”.

My thirteen year old niece skewered her eyes and mumbled:

“I am embarrassed, what a loser!”

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