Thursday, July 21, 2011


Beff and Martler and I shared half a house in grad school. One late afternoon, as Martin was at the piano writing, and I was in the dining room, Beff returned from a graduate seminar, looking haggard and frustrated. Martin asked how the seminar went.

Beff said, "I just can't get any empathy for my point of view."

I responded, "I know exactly how you feel."