Quotation by Haniel Long

In youth the human body drew me and was the object of my secret and natural dreams. But body after body has taken away from me that sensual phosphorescence which my youth delighted in. Within me is no disturbing interplay now, but only the steady currents of adaptation and of sympathy.
Haniel Long (1888–1956), U.S. author, poet, journalist. Interlinear to Cabeza de Vaca, p. 42 (1936, repr. 1987).
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