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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Simple Speaks His Mind ~ Langston Hughes

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

"Not this man,' said Simple. 'I would have stayed in that garden making grape wine, singing like Crosby, and feeling fine! I would not be scuffling out in this rough world, neither would I be in Harlem. If I was Adam I would just stay in Eden in that garden with no rent to pay, no landladies to dodge, no time clock to punch -- and my picture on a Sunday school card. I'd be a real gone guy even if I didn't have but one name -- Adam -- and no initials."
--from "Simple Speaks His Mind"
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