Thursday, March 09, 2006

Taking Pride in Our
Permanent Minority
Status

'Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.'
--Mark Twain

4 Comments:

At 8:16 PM, Anonymous MilesB said...

Reminds me of Kierkegaard's saying (I'm quoting from memory here) that "The crowd is untruth."

 
At 3:10 AM, Blogger Darby M. Dixon III said...

We're in big trouble if everyone starts thinking this way. ;)

 
At 8:41 PM, Blogger John Ettorre said...

Don't worry, Darby, the majority (almost by definition) never will think that way. As for you, Miles, that was an unbelievably eloquent and touching ode to Black Sabbath and how it tied into your working class family. I urge everyone to check it out in the new issue of Northern Ohio Live, the Music-themed issue. Since your piece is not among those online, alas, I'm going to be bold and liberally excerpt from it in coming days. A really gorgeous piece of writing, Miles. Congratulations. Here's hoping there will be hundreds more coming along behind it. You write marvelously.

 
At 9:13 AM, Anonymous milesB said...

Thanks for the much-too-kind words, John. I'll try my best to keep on keepin' on...

 

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