Tuesday, January 29, 2008
please use my full name so we can start a public feud
From the short story "Jaws" by Donald Barthelme:
"I don't believe that we are what we do although many thinkers argue otherwise. I believe that what we do is, very often, a poor approximation of what we are - an imperfect manifestation of a much better totality. Even the best of us sometimes bite off, as it were, less than we can chew. When Natasha bites William she's saying only part of what she wants to say to him. She's saying, William! Wake up! Remember! But that gets lost in a haze of pain, his."
(from "40 Stories" pg. 66)