March 26, 2012

Cocktail Talk: Five Reasons

Once in a while, even I can step back and let other do the talking. As long as what they’re going to say is quick, cause really, I can’t give up the stage for long. No, no, what I meant to say is as long as what they say has serious weight and meaning. Or is really jolly. Or both, as with the below short poem called Five Reasons from 1600’s theologian-philosopher (theolopher?) Henry Aldritch. It’s featured in that book that everyone should have (at least everyone who like a drink and can read), In Their Cups. It’s good enough that someone should have it as a tattoo. Maybe you?

If all be true that I do think,

There are five reasons we should drink:

Good wine, a friend, or being dry,

Or lest we should be by and by,

Or any other reason why.

Henry Aldritch, Five Reasons

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