Friday, April 3, 2009

Birth Day

If we are to begin to catalogue, collect, and compile that which strikes us - then the best place to start may be with Ms. Parker's own "Inventory."

by Dorothy Parker

Four be the things I am wiser to know:
Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.

Four be the things I’d been better without:
Love, curiosity, freckles, and doubt.

Three be the things I shall never attain:
Envy, content, and sufficient champagne.

Three be the things I shall have till I die:
Laughter and hope and a sock in the eye.

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