- Steve Shoemaker, August 27, 2012
Nabokov wrote “The greatest human pleasure is
the memory of anticipation.” Of course
he was Russian, and their own realized pleasures
were few and far between during his lifetime. Whose
hopes, dreams, lusts, desires were met most the last
100 years? Americans with all their wealth
and power? Hardly, their remote Puritan past
is still strong enough to add guilt to pride and faith…
I would propose the happiest come from the south:
especially those with native, tribal family.
With expectations low and hospitality
ingrained, sharing becomes the honored way of life.
A person, family, never looks for satiety:
the greatest pleasure is responsibility.