Incidental Acts of Spontaneous Cerebral Violence

Thursday, September 09, 2004

Too good to throw away so lightly

Someone was kind enough to comment on my return-to-LA post. I quickly responded with the following, which, in retrospect, I find way too apropos to consign to a lowly comment:
It just felt appropriate upon my return from New York. Unfortunately, so did this:

But he didn't despise himself and it didn't turn out as he had imagined. He had intended, probably, to take what he could and go — but now he found that he had committed himself to the following of a grail.

He knew that Daisy was extraordinary, but he didn't realize just how extraordinary a "nice" girl could be. She vanished into her rich house, into her rich, full life, leaving Gatsby — nothing.
Although I'm still at the office missing what appears to be a terrific NFL season opener (New England just scored a 3rd quareter TD to take a 20-17 lead over Indy -- I'll be leaving in five minutes), I'm damn glad to be home. Yep. Damn glad.

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