Wednesday, October 26, 2005

These long postings

I know I have been making some very long postings recently. That is because I have been busy with work, and so don't have lots of time to write short things. How odd is that! (well actually I wrote this long article some time ago, and thought it was relevant to the month of October...)

But, as usual, Chesterton has an interesting point to be made about lengthy writing, and one ought to be reassured that his writing (as voluminous as it is) is very rarely lengthy! He is always light, even when he is dealing with serious topics - one might say especially when he is dealing with serious topics.

Anyway, here is the reference:

It is really a natural trend or lapse into taking one's self gravely, because it is the easiest thing to do. It is much easier to write a good Times leading article than a good joke in Punch. For solemnity flows out of men naturally; but laughter is a leap. It is easy to be heavy: hard to be light. Satan fell by the force of gravity.
[GKC Orthodoxy CW1:326]

In case you did not know, Punch is (was) an English humor publication. A "leading article" was the main article on the front page, which might not necessarily be a "news" article, but more likely be the major editorial column of the paper.

Anyhow, once my "leading articles" are done, I hope I will have something funny for you one of these years!

Meanwhile, back to work...


At 26 October, 2005 21:57, Blogger rhapsody said...

Hi Dr. Thursday,

It is good to see that you have had the chance to post more often-

Do want to ask you, if you don't mind, what else you're working on these days.

You've mentioned paints, & a canvas...

Is it too early to place an order for a print?

Have a good xuitgrqq- talk to you tomorrow!


Post a Comment

<< Home