menu Language Is A Virus

(From) a letter of May Sarton to Juliette Huxley, 1939

What is wrong with our complicated world today that 'business' gets in the way of everything important? I would like to go with a silver trumpet and pierce people's ears 'Soon you will be dead and what are you doing? What part of your day is living?' ...You feel that if you knocked at the door and said 'Look, I have found the truth' they would answer 'No time this week. Call me up a week from Thurs' or if you came and said ' See, here is my heart,' they would answer 'O,thank you so much. Just put it in a glass of water in the icebox. I am so busy today --tomorrow--'