Our play is played out

July 4, 2013

Come children,

let us shut up the box and the puppets,

for our play is played out.

-William Makepeace Thackeray – Vanity Fair

Who are the children? Who are the adults? When do children become adults and when do adults become children? Thackeray was a contemporary and sometime competitor of Charles Dickens during the English Victorian era. He was also a bit of a cynic. I understand that.

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