Subjective Correlative

"The only way of expressing emotion in the form of art is by finding an 'objective correlative'; in other words, a set of objects, a situation, a chain of events which shall be the formula of that particular emotion; such that when the external facts, which must terminate in sensory experience, are given, the emotion is evoked." T.S. Eliot, 1919

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Overeducated educator seeks part-time position as novelist, essayist, pundit, hack, comic, and/or laughingstock.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Oh, Yeah ... I Write Book Reviews, Too!

See?

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

In(ter)dependence

FACT: The orchestra performing alongside (behind? under?) the fireworks in NYC last night did not play "The Star Spangled Banner." We heard "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "Rhapsody in Blue," "Long Way to Tipperary," and possibly "Rawhide," but not THE Actual American Anthem.

FACT: I cannot stop watching this. Nor can I stop thinking to myself, as I watch, "Gee, she's really thin. I wouldn't look very good doing that, but she really pulls it off. Kudos, Massively-Bruised Bikini Bubble Lady."

Unwound and examined, the skeins of events, ideas, animosities, and paranoias connecting these ostensibly separate facts might put us on the path to World Peace, or perhaps just help me stop biting my cuticles into red, salty little ribbons. I'd be happy with either.

Anyone? Anyone?