Sunday, 5 August 2012
Homage to Daniel Shays
Upon reading of Gore Vidal's death I searched the web for one of his aphorisms or witticisms to share on facebook and Twitter. But I found that either I thought this or that quote might offend a friend/follower or that I didn't really agree with his statement - as pithy or funny as it might be. I've enjoyed his historical fiction and essays, where he fleshed out his ideas more fully. I think that I've come to not care so much for cleverness, generally; and for the limits of things like Twitter, specifically. Lately, I'm seeking more depth of thought and fewer sound bites.