Almanac: James Gould Cozzens on middle age

INK BOTTLE“The size of it was: everybody over fifty lived under a definitive sentence of some kind, suspended during good behavior, perhaps. Nothing could be done about it; and while this acknowledgment might be regarded as a calm of despair, it was at least a calm. The last, best recourse was what it always had been: you thought of something else.”

James Gould Cozzens, Guard of Honor

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