Wednesday, February 24, 2010

response to indictment for patterning
too little information

He avowed inculpability for being concerned about implications of too little information—of connecting dots in a patternless pointillism that deserve to be connected differently, if only one had the right information. He wasn’t culpable for turning appreciation of a worrisome lack of information into a conscientious storyline framed by concerns about the liminality of reality and fiction.

“O, yes, tell me the world is different. Tell me that candor about appearances isn’t behavior of the best friend you’ll likely ever have.”

It was a fraction of the story he had to tell, that might be hilarious often enough, sometimes heartrending, and possibly unfinished for decades to come.