Hump Day

"The novelists never told us that in love, as in other matters, the young are just beginners and that the art of loving matures with age and experience.  Furthermore, while many of the young believe that the world can be made better by sudden changes in social order and by bloody and exhausting revolutions, most older people have learned that hatred and cruelty never produce anything but their own kind.  The only hope of mankind is love in its various forms and manifestations - the source of them all being love of life, which, as we know, increases and ripens with age."

Isaac Bashevis Singer in his author's note for his story story collection Old Love

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