Thursday, September 10, 2015

Quote of the day

"'I think the tiger is Death,' I said. Like Memento Mori or the Seventh Seal, the tiger is a long-range reminder that one of these days there will be no more cakes and tea."

Emma Brockes on Judith Kerr's children's classic The Tiger Who Came To Tea - to which her dad apparently responded "'I think you're over-thinking it'". On the contrary, I think this is an excellent reading - perhaps preferable even to my own, which sees the tiger as either the taxman, taking food out of the mouths of the hard-working common man, or a foreign interloper, coming over 'ere, stealing our food...

(Thanks to Simon for the link.)

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