The Snows of Yesteryear
Feb 22, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 22 • By CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL
I liked that poem as a young man because it seemed to insist on gathering one’s rosebuds. I like it now because it sees how robust people’s preconceptions and habits are, how resistant to argument and experience. That is one of life’s great disappointments and one of its great consolations.
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