Sunday, June 14, 2009

We're the Crazy Aunts and Uncles

Firedog Lake has a great post well worth reading. Democracy is local as well as national.

A Revolution of Crazy Aunts and Uncles
By: Glenn W. Smith Sunday June 14, 2009 9:30 am

If we want an extravagant democracy, we should live together like one another's crazy aunts and uncles.

Conjure someone recognized as a relation. But this relation is also a unique and maybe dangerous "Other" whose otherness comes with seductive and liberating promise. Such a person reminds us that the human heart is always too big for the ribs of law and etiquette we hide it beneath for safety's sake. In a democracy, shouldn't that describe us all?

2 Comments:

Blogger Jeremiade said...

We do live like that Uncle Scott. Can I see the will now? I just want to make sure you spelled Jeremiade right.

Mon Jun 22, 11:18:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Waylaid Pilgrim said...

You get the farm in Misery Gore, just north of Greenville Junction on the back road to Jackman.

Good ice fishing on the lake. In April. :p

Tue Jun 23, 12:21:00 AM EDT  

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