Wish I'd said that - February 2, 2018

"Of course we are lone survivors, of course the past that is our lives is at the bottom of an abyss - if the abyss has any bottom; of course, too, there’s no use talking unless one particularly wants to. But... one can, strange to say, still want to - ... You see I still, in presence of life (or of what you deny to be such,) have reactions - as many as possible..."

Henry James in a letter to Henry Adams near end of both their lives, quoted in The New Republic October 16, 1989