Social Sin

Does there, I wonder, exist a being who has read all, or approximately all, that the person of average culture is supposed to have read, and that not to have read is a social sin? If such a being does exist, surely he is an old, a very old man.

–Arnold Bennett


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Mara Eastern

I'm a sardonic blogger, snapper, scribbler and rhymer; a virtual space invader who indulges in cheerful negativism, morbid self-deprecation and bleak humour.

8 thoughts on “Social Sin”

      1. Are you insinuating that I’m not? You want to go there? … OK, I’m totally not a literary person… give me a picture any day of the week…. πŸ˜‰ Now that doesn’t mean I didn’t graduate Summa Cum Laude from my degree program!


        1. I’m not insinuating, I hardly know what the word means! (OK, I’m kidding, but I’m not insinuating.) What I had on mind was that I’m a literary person by profession, so that makes me a bit biased. Just a bit. Heh. You’re more of a visual artist, I understand πŸ˜‰


          1. Dear, I was absolutely joking! I’ll have to be more clear on my humor from now on. And you absolutely are more literary… my degree is in visual art and yours in literature… it only makes sense. xoxoxo πŸ˜€


          2. Oh that’s funny, I knew you were kidding and I thought you know I’m kidding! Whatever, let’s both have a cup of coffee, I think I didn’t have enough today, hence the fault is wholly mine πŸ˜‰ Please don’t blame me too much, I’ve been teaching the whole day and I can’t do any more thinking for today!


          3. Now I’m laughing at us! I have my coffee right here… just made a fresh cup. Here’s to trying to understand each others’ humor from half a world apart!


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