Thursday, July 03, 2008

Tremendously, Excitedly, Perversely Bored

Kids Playing Under Northwest Freeway; Rocky River Reservation; Lakewood, Ohio; June 2008
"That element of tragedy which lies in the very fact of frequency has not yet wrought itself into the coarse emotion of mankind; and perhaps our frames could hardly bear much of it. If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence."
- George Eliot, "Middlemarch"

Happy Independence Day, America. Here's to the ignored roar.

Photo credit: Hungry Hyaena, 2008

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