Monday, August 17, 2009

Meeting a stranger

We die to each other daily.
What we know of other people
Is only our memory of the moments
During which we knew them. And they have changed since then.
To pretend that they and we are the same
Is a useful and convenient social convention
Which must sometimes broken. We must also remember
That at every meeting we are meeting a stranger.
T.S. Eliot

4 comments:

Luisa Santos said...

this quote just left me without words... sharply true. greatly matched, Thinker.

thinker said...

Glad you like it Luisa, your lovely photo gave me a direct idea. I like the emotion you've captured very much.

La Dolce Vita said...

I am godsmacked! what a brilliant quote!

thinker said...

Hey Dolce Vita, happy you like it!