Trivia, Quotes, Notes and Allusions
Chris: Hear ye, hear ye, it's cotillion time in Cicely once again. It's a time for ritual, a time for protocol, manners. I've been doing a lot of thinking about manners lately, about courtesy, the dance, the gentle behaviors lumped together that we call civility. Let me read you something. "Manners are the happy way of doing things. Each, once a stroke of genius or love, now repeated and hardened into usage. They form at last a rich varnish, with which the routine of life is washed and its details adorned. If they are superficial, so are dewdrops which give such depth to the morning meadows." - Ralph Waldo Emerson.