Monday, September 29, 2008


It's slowly dawning on me how incredibly self-absorbed I am.

When somebody pointed it out a couple of years ago, I got shocked and offended, but it's true.

If somebody is highly charitable to somebody else, I think they're idiots. If they are highly charitable to me, I think "o goody" and don't give it another thought.

I don't like poetry, except if it's written by my, then I think it's brilliant.

I don't like puns, except if I'm the one making them, then I think they're great.

I justify it by saying I'm concerned with Higher Truths. That is true enough, I just hope it's enough to save my soul. :-)


strum the sky said...

Your comment on not liking poetry "unless"... I'm reminded of something I read in Dennis O'Driscoll's exceptional "Quote Poet Unquote: Contemporary Quotations on Poets and Poetry":

"We are all interested in our own poems, just as we are interested in the smell of our own armpits, because they are uniquely redolent of ourselves. We are not, for converse reasons, much interested, as a rule, in the slapdash maunderings of other people."
(-editorial in The Spectator)

Anonymous said...

So, basically, you're a terrible human being.

Maybe you should consider not acting so self-righteous all the time. You're a joke.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

OK, so I laid out some of my flaws here for all to see. Can you do the same?