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The persistence of poppies

Posted long and babbly over at my actor-blog, once again with formatting I'm too lazy to reproduce here, "In which our Diva follows a flower through a labyrinth of meaning."

(I think pretty much everyone who cares knows that the blog is syndicated here on LJ as divababble.

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studiesinlight
Nov. 10th, 2010 03:40 pm (UTC)
I read your essay on Divababble last night before going to sleep, but was too tired to spar with Blogspot about accepting a comment. :-) Your essay is effective, intriguing and lovely, a really "Montaigne and Bacon" stroll through your mind and the larger world. I enjoyed it a lot.
wiliqueen
Nov. 10th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
too tired to spar with Blogspot about accepting a comment.

I keep hoping it'll get better, and it keeps not cooperating. :-P But I'm glad you enjoyed my ramble!

And in Googling to make sure I grasped your (very flattering!) reference correctly, I found this blog post that I think you might enjoy.

Edited at 2010-11-10 06:18 pm (UTC)
studiesinlight
Nov. 11th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
Thank you for the link! What a marvelously vivid, evocative picture of the two founders of the essay form as we know it. And poor Bacon; I hadn't thought of the literary regard for him in conjunction with the slipping scientific regard.

I apologize for obscurity! I meant to express the essential essay-ness of what you wrote. :-) I once got treated to a seminar in the twentieth-century essay ("the essay as literature" was not the title, but gets the idea across ~g~)... it's a fascinating, revealing, powerful, underappreciated genre that I love to read.
wiliqueen
Nov. 11th, 2010 02:56 am (UTC)
You weren't obscure, just literate. :-) Or perhaps literary. I'm less of both, particularly the latter, than people tend to give me credit for.

I haven't consciously set out to write an essay since college, but I guess the template is a durable one, because I keep ending up with things people describe that way. Usually when I just think "Wow, that got long," and figure I should probably give it a conclusion of some kind. :-D
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