Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Love and Memory

From Wikipedia's entry on the year 1327:
April 6
Petrarch sees a woman he names Laura in the church of Sainte-Claire d'Avignon, which awakes in him a lasting passion. He writes a series of poems dedicated to her, which are collected into his Canzoniere ("Song Book"). This is generally considered to be the day the Renaissance began.

"I soon realized I had made no mistake in my choice of wife. I was helping her pack an overnight bag one afternoon when she said, 'Put in some tooth twine.' I knew then that a girl who called dental floss tooth twine was the girl for me." - E.B. White

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