Ludwig Wittgenstein, April 27, 1951

 

It is truly strange how long it takes to get to know oneself.  I am now sixty-two years old, yet just one moment ago I realized that I absolutely love lightly toasted bread.  Simultaneously I also realized that I loathe bread when it is heavily toasted.  For almost sixty years, and quite unconsciously, I have been experiencing inner joy or total despair at my relationship with grilled bread.