Sunday, March 16, 2008

Well, I Was a Fool

Well, I was a fool*. In the book, A Fine and Private Place, I made fun of the author's portrayal of ravens because the ravens I've met don't share easily. The author, of course, was making an allusion to another person who had left society and was fed by ravens. Now this wasn't some obscure reference to the Junius Manuscript, or some such work, but from the life of Elijah in the Bible. The raven in the book brought the recluse a sandwich, and the raven in the Bible brought Elijah bread and meat. I don't think that we have to work very hard to imagine Elijah putting the meat between pieces of bread.

*That's the working title of my autobiography.

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