Wednesday, March 6, 2024

The Eye of the Beholder

It always seems unfair when people.are liked for their looks. Remember the velvet ropes of the 80s club scene. You're not being admitted to any inner chambers due to the humanity of your tortured soul. Erving Goffman once wrote The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. Then there was the famous Twilight Zone, "The Eye of the Beholder." But sometimes the inner and outer worlds are conjoined. The beautiful woman who's loved for her looks repays society for her gift by becoming generous and particularly attentive to those who don't have her advantages. Which brings us to the election. Biden's appearance of being a doddering old man is belied by his productivity. He has been one of the most successful presidents in modern history. Truth or Dare? But he's now on the verge of doing something that could be as perilous as Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Notorious RBG is another book. Everyone praised her tenacity and yes her longevity. But that's the hard thing about being a gerontocrat. You may not know when to let go. Sure it's great that you can ride a bike at 80. You also run a greater risk of taking a fall.

read the review of The Kafka Studies Department by Francis Levy in Booklife

and listen to "(I'm a) Roadrunner"by Jr. Walker and the Allstars

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