Academic journal article Field

Why It's Important We Not Talk Too Much about How Long Ago the Past Was

Academic journal article Field

Why It's Important We Not Talk Too Much about How Long Ago the Past Was

Article excerpt

The pope says, "Hi." The pope is a people person. Well,

that's good. It's important to say hi, and it's important

to be a people person. It's not critical or anything, but important

nonetheless. Other popes are other ways. Used to be,

there was a lot of bling and sing at the papal installation, now

it's more like a business meeting. Gotta keep up with the times,

and the times are always rolling. You want to know things,

too. So do I. People are talking and they get all antsy when

you get up to them. They're obviously talking about you, so

someone makes a joke that they were just talking about you,

but it kind of falls flat, as you all know they really were just talking

about you. Great. What did I say this time? It feels depressing

but it's also kind of triumphant. You know something now,

even if the thing you know is disturbing. Or mildly disturbing,

or, really, maybe not disturbing at all. Say you look at it like

"Hey, they're talking about we!" You don't know, about anything

you stumble into, how much is you wanting it and how much

you've been pre-ordained to want it. I was bom here and grew up

here, and so I like The Beatles, or I want a dark green 1967

Mustang convertible, or to have these people talk about me. Niki's

sister is about 20,1 think, and has a bone or immune disorder,

I forget the name of it. She's in a wheelchair, and she mostly

stopped growing at about six or eight, I think. …

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