A charming variant of ‘one for the road’ justifications for one more drink.  May you enjoy all the optimism, vigour and dauntlessness of a giant without recourse to the bottle.

And beware the ‘flask-wielding host’.

‘”One more,” says the flask-wielding host, “just to kill the microbe.  Dia na skotosome to mikrovio.”And so the gnawing worm of death’s sister, sleep, is scotched anew each morning and up one starts ready to tackle whatever the day may bring with the optimism, the vigour and the dauntlessness of a giant.’

Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese, introduction by Michael Gorra, New York: New York Review of Books, 2006 (1958), p. 280

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