This is a man who literally counts his dogs. This is a man who knows geometry and trigonometry, casually. There exists in Alabama a hedge maze of this man’s brain. This is someone concerned about time trails and sun dials. This is someone concerned about IPCC reports and drought. This is a man who would literally sacrifice his skin. This is a Shirley Jackson story. This is a Lemony Snicket story. This is A Rose for Emily. This story will one day be a movie, no doubt. The half-glass proverb was not a metaphor to this man. There is a man in every town who shouldn’t be made to want to leave it. Who tells his story?
Napowrimo 2017: Multiple points of view/"Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" poem. Like everyone else this week, I am enraptured with the S-Town Serial podcast. And I’m only through episode #3! This is such a beautiful podcast about resignation and survival and economic despair and the more I compiled this list today, the more I came to draw out all the literary references in the story, I now see a layer of it as a parable for what makes storytelling both holy and necessary for our own survival.