I wonder why when I wake up in the morning I feel refreshed even after fewer hours of sleep than my usual six hours but when I wake up from a catnap in the late afternoon or after dinner at the table I feel melancholic, even sad, sometimes so, so lonely, chillingly lonely. 06.06.04

I wonder why it appears to us immigrants from old countries how quickly Americans get litiginous for every little interpersonal conflict and, also, how quick they are to reach for medical and pharmaceutical interventions, and I wonder, too, if these two behaviors are somehow related. 06.06.04

I wonder why in Spanish, and only in Spanish among the languages I know, we are greeted in plural: buenos das and buenas noches as opposed to buon giorno and buona notte and gute Nacht and such.


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