I often find it interesting to trace my thoughts. A moment ago I recalled an incident in my school life - the writing of an argumentation in which I contradicted Mr. Emerson's "Two may talk and one may hear but three may not take part in a conversation of the most sincere and searching sort." How did I happen to remember that for the first time in five or six years?
As usual, it began with John. I love him. How can love be blind? I thought. I recalled Dr. Morgan calling the originator of that statement a fool. Dr. Morgan is a thinker. From that came the recollection of "The Art of Thinking" and Dimnet's idea of thinkingless Americans. "If there are 16 Americans in a room there will be 8 topics of conversation." I pictured 8 sincere discussion and consequently remembered Mr. Emerson. One of them is wrong - who is it? When I was sixteen I said it was Emerson but now I don't know.