Curse the Fates
5 February 2015
Home. Coffee in front of the fire. Duncan walking across my laptop. Enzo asleep. Teresa at the gym.
Teresa filed our taxes last weekend. And on Tuesday, while I was in Fresno, along came some mail: Important Tax Documents. I made $85.95 on my books last year, and now we have to figure out how to pay the taxes on it.
Curse the Fates! as Enzo would say. (Or, in opposite circumstances: Thank the Gods! He’s into Greek mythology.)
It reminds me of Trollope’s remark about The Warden when it was first published: “The pecuniary success was not great. Indeed, as regarded remuneration for the time, stone-breaking would have done better.” (Autobiography of Anthony Trollope, Chapter Five.)