Monday, June 09, 2008
Sunday, June 08, 2008
“Unless you are educated in metaphor, you are not safe to be let loose in the world.” Robert Frost
Jay Parini cited this line from Frost as the specific line from Frost “that really drove me towards these kids.”
The kids he is talking about are the ones that busted up the Frost house. If you are curious, read the editorial in the NY Times linked to above.
Now to my rant:
What the hell does this line mean? Is he (Frost/Parini) speaking in metaphor? If so, what does it mean? If not, what does it mean? Why is metaphor essential? Is this poetic license?
I’d say something more along the lines of, “Unless you are educated in metaphor, you are not safe to be let loose in the Robert Frost house.”
And since the act is not the act but something else, what is it that the kids did in the sacred Frost abode?
Saturday, June 07, 2008
One win away from Omaha.
Great game last night. I watched the first few innings at home. I had to leave for dinner in the fifth. Ate Mexican food, did a bit of grocery shopping, got the car washed, then came back to Main Street in Brevard. SY and I were on our way to see some live music and mix things up a bit. I looked across the street, and in the window of a closed shoe shop, they had a TV with this game on. 3 to 3 in the top of the 11th. Arizona up. Two outs. First guy gets hit by a pitch. Next guy up hits a single to left. And then Gaston just crushes the ball. Thing got out in a hurry. Did a little dance in the street and watched the bottom of the inning and the end of the game. Cats 6 Miami 3.