Friday, August 10, 2007

Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, France is even lessor, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." Meditation XVII John Donne 1624

We've heard the expression, no man is an island, but what's interesting is this is where Hemingway got the title for his 1940 novel, For Whom the Bells Toll.

What's that have to do with the market? Sometimes, you need to read something profound, when everyone around you is losing their heads. And let you see bells in your subconscious mind.

Why's that?

Because they say "they don't ring a bell at the bottom."
Maybe you just have to read about them.

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