…And all that fills the hearts of friends,
When first they feel, with secret pain,
Their lives thenceforth have separate ends,
And never can be one again;
The first slight swerving of the heart,
That words are powerless to express,
And leave it still unsaid in part,
Or say it in too great excess.
— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Fire of Driftwood” (fragment)
Congratulations to the Knight-Wallace Fellows, Class of 2004. Now I’m going to bed for a week.