My scene

Friday I went to a bar in Adams Morgan called Napoleon. It was a nice place, but not really my scene.

That got me thinkin': What is my scene? A few days later, I'm still not sure but here's something close,

When evening has come, I return to my house and go into my study. At the door I take off my clothes of the day, covered with mud and mire, and I put on my regal and courtly garments; and decently reclothed, I enter the ancient courts of ancient men, where, received by them lovingly, I feed on the food that alone is mine and that I was born for. There I am not ashamed to speak with them and to ask them the reason for their actions; and they in their humanity reply to me. And for the space of four hours I feel no boredom, I forget every pain, I do not fear poverty, death does not frighten me. I deliver myself entirely to them.
Niccol├▓ Machiavelli, "A letter to Franceso Vettori," 1513

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