Re: the blessings of ignorance

From: Scottie Bowman <>
Date: Tue Jan 07 2003 - 12:57:23 EST

    '... I don't think you can properly reject a thing until you've
    understood it, and you understood it ...'

    Well, that's very charitable of you, Jim. But what I was trying
    to convey - there was nothing there in the first place TO understand.
    All those recibiendos & veronicas & butterflies & Christ knows what
    were no more than prettified imaginings. They had no existence
    in reality. If they HAD existed, they might have provided SOME
    justification for the blind stabbings, panicky flights & shit-running
    shambles that are the sickening reality.

    That's my problem. I'm surrounded by Naked Emperors & conmen
    tailors trying to sell me their latest suitings. And the more abstract,
    the more metaphysical, the more reverential their spiel, the more
    tightly I hang onto my wallet. And the more they tell me I must try
    harder, read a little more extensively, take the whole thing somewhat
    more seriously, the louder I remind them (as I would have done even
    forty years ago) that life's too short, that like Jimmy Durante I only
    got one change of underpants.

    Scottie B.

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