I’ve had this sitting around on my desktop for several days now. You know how it goes: It only takes about five minutes to get a basic blog post up, so what’s the big deal?
The answers, of course, are myriad, but those aren’t actually important now.
Never mind. Just read Steve Almond’s “Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt”, which Stephen Elliott describes as a “gorgeous homage”.
And while I’m at it, I’ll just try to pick a fight. You people who say, “a historian”, or “a historical fact”? Go for it. Say “a homage”. Make it work. Change the world. I dare you.
(See, those five minutes or so can be dangerous if you let them be.)