Thursday, March 17, 2016

Max's Turtlenecks


One striking difference between the dirt-poor and super-rich is that people in the gutter wear their agony in plain view―keeping up appearances is a distant abstraction when your teeth are loose and the kids are hungry―whereas those falling apart on yachts scramble urgently to shroud their pain in silk. Anything to avoid the humiliation of hardship.

But anguish is an amorphous cloud, a wriggling snake: hard to contain; bound to escape.

The uncloakable scandal of the human condition.

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