Thu 18 Dec 2008
Every once in a while I witness something that fully captures my own emotions. Something that tells the story I wanted to tell with such insight and precision that I am embarrassed for not having done it myself. It might be a poem that reveals my heartbreak, a skit that reflects my humor, or an oped that captures my analysis. These moments feel like universal harmonic convergence. They are reminders of our deep interconnection.
Yes. I thought I’d just laugh at the video of the shoes being thrown, but instead the video moved me in an unusual way — a way that Melissa Harris-Lacewell captured above. Was I just “meta”? I just shared an excerpt of writing to express a bit of what i’m feeling, while that piece of writing is about finding that thing that says what you want to say but with more passion and articulation. I *think* that qualifies as meta… but correct me if i’m wrong.