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For the Barefoot Gourmet: Life, Loves and Meat Loaf, A cook book for the bachelor-minded male, by Carl Randall, Illustrations by Fred Reichart, cover artist unknown, Brandon House Books 704, 1964.

For the Barefoot Gourmet: Life, Loves and Meat Loaf, A cook book for the bachelor-minded male, by Carl Randall, Illustrations by Fred Reichart, cover artist unknown, Brandon House Books 704, 1964.

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It is well sometimes to half understand a poem in the same manner that we half understand the world. One of the deepest and strangest of all human moods is the mood which will suddenly strike us perhaps in a garden at night, or deep in sloping meadows, the feeling that every flower and leaf has just uttered something stupendously direct and important, and that we have by a prodigy of imbecility not heard or understood it. There is a certain poetic value, and that a genuine one, in this sense of having missed the full meaning of things. There is beauty, not only in wisdom, but in this dazed and dramatic ignorance.
G. K. Chesterton, “Robert Browning” (via litverve)

(Source: gutenberg.org, via litverve)

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Everyone wants to save the world, but no one wants to do the dishes. –P.J. O’Rourke