Magazine November 15, 2021, Issue

Home and Away

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The day before. The night before. The hour before. What are the reasons for these feelings of restlessness that do not quite amount to unease on the eve of a simple business trip?

Hopes become work, ideas schedules, ambitions chores. What flashed through the mind like fireworks, or hovered warmly in it as in a jacuzzi, will actually have to happen. Responsibility is a name we give the weight of reality. That is one reason for unrest.

Another reason is age, and its characteristic reaction to change. Age’s re­sponse to the impudence of change is indifference. Who could keep up with television?

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