Monday, March 14, 2011

Re: My Last Blog

There is quite a lot of controversy brewing over here today at WNTE and I want to address it right now before it gets out of hand.

A few moments ago, a one Jessica DesLongchamp posted the following inflamatory comment on my previous blog "Now That's A Nosebleed!":

"Disgusting!!! Yuck, why would you post something like that??"

I don't know what ulterior motives she may have had with the asking of the question, so I can only take it at face value. I know the rest of you found the blog entertaining and informative, but apparently there are some among us who simply don't get it. For those people, I offer the best explanation I can, even though it may not be ultimately satisfying.

The reason I posted the blog cannot be captured by a thought, an explanation or a particular emotion. Usually ideas can be articulated in prose language, but not in this case. When asked why I posted the blog, the only thing that comes to mind is this,

"Because it is bitter/ And because it is my heart." The entirety of the poem further articulates the reason:

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, "Is it good, friend?"
"It is bitter--bitter," he answered;
"But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart."

--Stephen Crane

1 comment:

Jessica DesLongchamp said...

Wow, well, I can hardly say that your "explanation" has satiated my need for a legitimate reason for posting such an unwarranted assault on my eyes as that picture was, BUT! I will let that be for the time being to say just this: really? really??
Did you really have to bring Stephen Crane into this?