I will tell you what it was -- it was the worst metaphor I've read all year.
What exactly is dead amber? Is there living amber? How do you delicately
fossilize something? Or is the "they" that is "thoroughly dead" (as opposed
to partially dead?) supposed to be the flies and not the convictions?
"The notes blatted skyward as the rose over the Canada geese, feathered
rumps mooning the day, webbed appendages frantically pedaling unseen
bicycles in their search for sustenance, driven by cruel Nature's maxim, 'Ya
wanna eat, ya gotta work,' and at last I knew Pittsburgh." --
Joseph S. Barrera III
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From: Gregory Alan Bolcer
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 1998 11:30 AM
Subject: Re: The Genie is Out of the Bottle
> Are we clear on the difference?
> Give me a hell yes.
I am a little confused. I read this the other day,
but have been unable to confirm whether it was a face,
flame, or insult.
"Thank you for noting this blissful inanity, There's a kind
frozenness to [your] opinions: [you] are trapped like flies
amber, in the hard and perfect purity of [your] convictions,
quite unaware that they are thoroughly dead and delicately
fossilized." -- Deb Weiss