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Sunday, December 29, 2019

The barbarians (Cavafy)

Why isn’t anything going on in the senate?
Why are the senators sitting there without legislating?

Because the barbarians are coming today.
What’s the point of senators making laws now?
Once the barbarians are here, they’ll do the legislating.

C. P. Cavafy, from "Waiting for the Barbarians"

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