After Serge, in an act of pure madness, had demonstrated to Marc that he cared more about him than he did about this painting, we went and had dinner, chez Emile. Over dinner, Serge and Marc made the decision to try to reconstruct a relationship destroyed by word and deed.
At one point, one of them used the expression "trial period" and I burst into tears.
This expression, "trial period" applied to our friendship, set off in me an uncontrollable and ridiculous convulsion.
In fact, I can no longer stand any kid of rational argument, nothing formative in this world, nothing great or beautiful in this world has ever been born of rational argument.
from "Art" by Yasmina Reza