Thursday, January 01, 2009


" So every man must yield the leasehold of his days."

-- from Seamus Heaney's Beowulf, the part where Beowulf dies
This knocked my socks off when I heard it. I'm not sure whether to attribute this to my status as a survivor of Real Property with Prof. Tapp. At any rate, if I ever teach Real Property there will be a discussion on whether life is a leasehold or a fee simple estate.

1 comment:

Daniel Jackson said...

I'm not sure if that's the most profound reading of Beowulf I've ever seen, or just the most frightening...