Re: Did I say that? What I meant was ...

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Thu Mar 23 2000 - 11:09:31 EST

At 8:04 AM -0700 3/23/00, Wayne Leman wrote:
>Carl said he typed in error:
>>> I have left most of my adult life in the university ...
>>The above may well be true, but I meant to say "I have LIVED most of my
>>adult life in the university ..." How much I have left there is
>>questionable at best.
>>There are other errors in my last post too, but that one's a whopper.
>Maybe it really wasn't an error, Carl. If everything you've ever learned you
>learned in kindergarten, and if you have to become a little child to enter
>the kingdom, maybe you have left most of your adult life in the university
>and are now become wiser and more spiritual!! :)
>Some people speak of entering our "second childhood". Maybe it is a stage of
>life to look forward to. You know how Paul said it:
>"When I became a second child, I put away adult things."

Oh yes--like remembering what I intended to say, or just plain
remembering--almost anything I want to remember. You've probably heard the
witticism that goes, "There are two sure signs of senility: one of them is
that one forgets things easily, and the second one is ... I can't remember
what the second one is."


Carl W. Conrad Department of Classics/Washington University One Brookings Drive/St. Louis, MO, USA 63130/(314) 935-4018 Home: 7222 Colgate Ave./St. Louis, MO 63130/(314) 726-5649

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