Quadrivial Quandary:  Logophiles, Rejoice!  Each day we give you four unusual words.  Can you fit them all in one illustrative sentence?
Quandary Resolution 1778
elegy, koan, reminisce, diaphanous
Sitting on her lumpy mat, Elaine reminisced silently about the dear dead days beyond recall when she didn't have to go on these stupid meditation retreats, prompted by the group facilitator's presentation of an unusually obscure koan, the gist of which seemed to be that someone named Ryutan was wearing a diaphanous head-covering through which Joshu saw Ryutan's hair, which unaccountably caused Joshu to exclaim that Ryutan had no hair and Ryutan to observe to Joshu , "If you say you met me, you never saw me at all!" - a dispiriting, muddled little fable that caused Elaine's recollections of former times to become increasingly melancholy until they attained the status of elegy: "Alas, the sharp cliffs of the halcyon rend me!"
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