Dear Nancy and all,
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What time you do have in mind when this wasn't so?
I am not clear about what point is being made. Why are you
"commemorating" Eliot's pain--especially since it was an apparently very
personal psychoneurosis (his own account, not mine--"aboulia," emotional
not mental, etc., see letters) in a time when very terrible death and
sorrow is occuring to thousands?
I'm glad you don't think it fully inappropriate. It isn't, at
all, especially in this forum. Without the optional testimony of
sorrow that doesn't make the news, "I'm sure" some people might think
that pain forced into public is the only pain that matters. Since when
are sorrows in competition?
I'm sure this will produce a mass fit, but it seems a somewhat
inappropriate time for such prompting.
PS Shall I say I am sure you'll call this a fit? I'd rather think
more highly of you than to say (or think) so.