WORDMeister Notice: Bruised, disappointed and disillusioned after the past week and at the prospects to come, I will try to avoid political quotes for awhile. There is too much to say, of course, but it also is too raw. And like shooting fish in a barrel. What is disturbing to me is that so many of us thought this was a good idea. Now, as Obama and Hillary say, we need to stand back and give the man a chance to do some good. So the WORD will try to eshew political news and go back to its roots in writing, free expression, culture and journalism. In that vein, I quote the mighty philosopher Tiny Tim: “God bless us, every one.”
“I know the world is bruised and bleeding, and though it is important not to ignore its pain, it is also critical to refuse to succumb to its malevolence. Like failure, chaos contains information that can lead to knowledge—even wisdom. Like art.”
—Toni Morrison, Nobel Laureate poet, writer, thinker, “No Place for Self-Pity, No Room for Fear,” The Nation, 2015.
• Editorial Comment: Wisdom would be welcome. Where can we get some?
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