Wednesday, March 4, 2009


... and I enjoyed myself and I took to gardening and it was a great pleasure I cut all the box hedges and we have a great many and I cleared the paths more or less well, the box hedges I did very well and then the weeds came up in the garden and we had corn the Kiddie who sends it to us says now we must not give it to any fascists but why not if the fascists like it, and we liked the fascists, so I said please send us unpolitical corn ...

Gertrude Stein, Everybody's Autobiography (1937)


It saddened me considerably to encounter the above passage.

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