[lit-ideas] Re: Poetry x 2 = Sabbatical

  • From: Chris Bruce <bruce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 11:43:31 +0200

On 15 Oct. 2006, at 05:17, Mike Geary wrote:

I'm too busy with my own life to spend my precious time of reading about some dead celebrity.  But I know many people who read nothing but biographies.  Go figure.

Well, I don't read *nothing* but biographies, but a big part of *my* being very 'busy with my own life' is the time i spend reading about dead 'celebrities' (I find that, aside from performing the very useful task of serving as a form of 'memento mori', this helps me with *my* celebration of life).

Chris Bruce
Kiel, Germany

P.S. The term 'celebrities' is marked with 'scare quotes' because those I file under that rubric are not necessarily found in the lists of those assigned the label by the purveyors of popular culture. See my postings 'Historic days 1 & 2' for cases in point.


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