Thursday, April 17, 2008

Why is everyone a critic?

So far I've only received one response to my craigslist posting, from Shawn, who says:

ok...you have waaaaaaay too much time on your hands

Dear Shawn,

Not really. I knocked it out in about half an hour, after American Idol and before working on my 25 page research paper, entitled "Objets d'échange: Le rôle de la femme dans les chansons de geste du moyen age." What did you do tonight?

Though I do appreciate you taking time out of your obviously packed schedule to inform me of your disapproval. As a total stranger, that kind of caring and concern mean a lot to me.

Love,
DoW

It's ok. Someday I'll meet a man who appreciates my bad poetry. Right? Right???

9 comments:

  1. You did the right thing by making the post, and do not have too much time. You should not expect anyone to appreciate anything bad, though-- that is unreasonable and reductionist. Taste (like thumbs and a rich tradition of origami construction) is one of the things that separate humans from zebras and other non-human animals.

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  2. Wow! The conversation has taken a turn for the philosophical. Perhaps I should clarify what I mean by "appreciate." I mean appreciate in the sense that, for instance...Years ago Talia painted a portrait of me that I proudly displayed in my room, though it was perhaps no Mona Lisa. But I loved it because it was made for me by someone who cares about me. And therefore, I appreciated it. The same holds true for bad poetry, I think. So yes, one can appreciate bad poetry, opposable thumbs notwithstanding!

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  3. fyi your mother and i both thought it was a nice painting. hmpf. there goes that birthday present idea...

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  4. This analogy has gone horribly awry. I apologize. I love the painting! I think it's the bee's knees! Please make me more paintings!

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  5. my next work of art will be called la femme avec le ball. you are my original muse rach, like it or not!

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  6. Your poetry made me laugh. Any guy who reads it and doesn't realize how witty, smart and fun you are, has no idea what he is missing.

    ps. I think you need to take a pic of the painting now.

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  7. wow-- your research paper topic sounds AMAZING!!!

    so cool

    ~bluepoppy

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  8. Thanks! I just hope it turns out as amazing as it sounds... :)

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