Sunday, April 03, 2005

Belloc on Our Blood

"Whatever is buried right into our blood from immemorial habit that we must be certain to do if we are to fairly happy (of course no grown man or woman can really be happy for long—but I mean reasonably happy), and, what is more important, decent and secure of our souls. Thus one should from time to time hunt animals, or at the very least shoot at a mark; one should always drink some kind of fermented liquor with one's food—and especially deeply upon great feast-days; one should go on the water from time to time; and one should dance on occasions; and one should sing in chorus." Hilaire Belloc, The Path to Rome

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