sage reflection

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I evolved this sage reflection, as, lost deep down in the green alleys of the dingle, having fortified the romantic side of my nature with sandwiches and sherry, I lazily put the question to myself as to what manner of girl I expected the Golden Girl to be.
But no one heard this sage reflection, nor would anyone have acknowledged its justice.
But the gleam of a bright red fire through the parlour window had more effect in cheering my spirits, and rebuking my thankless repinings, than all the sage reflections and good resolutions I had forced my mind to frame; - for I was young then, remember - only four-and-twenty - and had not acquired half the rule over my own spirit that I now possess - trifling as that may be.
Rose also had some sage reflections upon the subject, and fell asleep thinking that there were a great many curious things in this world, and feeling that she was beginning to find out some of them.
When Wilson talked about the "white heat of technology" in the early 1960s it was pure rhetoric - an attempt to bolster the polls ahead of his 1964 election victory rather than a sage reflection on rapidly changing times.
But then there's Mike Nelson from the band Lyckwyd, relating to it with the same passion - but with the sage reflection that comes with age.
Just as the sun and moon mirror each other in such a world, so Armageddon's threat brings with it sage reflections on how humans think, believe, and perceive differences between heaven and earth.