“The fact is that in the day to day trenches of adult existence, banal platitudes can have a life or death importance.” — David Foster Wallace, Commencement speech, 2005 graduating class, Kenyon College
Do you read notes from the editor?
I don’t explain myself.
Why is a behind-the-scenes character taking center stage before the action starts?
A faux editors note? Telling me the pages that follow are unedited?
The route unknown. The ending to be discovered. So much for the editor’s omniscience.
“Who’s to say where life ceases and theater begins.” — Samuel R. Delany, Triton
“A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.” — Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State Of Mind, and Other Aphorisms