Yes or No?

Che fece …. il gran rifiuto

To certain people there comes a day                                                                                                 when they must say the great Yes or the great No.                                                                       He who has the Yes ready within him                                                                         immediately reveals himself, and saying it he goes

against his honor and his own conviction.                                                                                       He who refuses does not repent. Should he be asked again,                                                      he would say no again. And yet that no — the right no —                                             crushes him for the rest of his life.

by Constantine P. Cavafy (1901)


~ by irwin on April 1, 2009.

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