Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Psalm 20


Pentecost +3 - Year B


How wonderful! Everything is going to work out!

A parable will never miss the mark or be misinterpreted.

A G*D/Prophet anointed one will never falter.

A current heart’s-desire will last eternally.

Victory, at any price, is assured.

Each and every utopian dream has trouble distinguishing background and foreground, a part and a whole.

Remember your synecdoche and pay attention to false comparisons.
"The daily press, the immediate media, is superb at synecdoche, at giving us a small thing that stands for a much larger thing. Reporters on the ground, embedded or otherwise, can tell us about or send us pictures of what happened in that place at that time among those people. The overarching theory rationalizing the great expense and effort that goes into those little stories is they somehow give us access to the big story, the big picture, what is really going on. . . .
     "But synecdoche works only if the part really does stand for the whole. And that is something you often cannot know until long after the moment."
(Bruce Jackson, "Bringing It All Back Home." CounterPunch, Nov. 26, 2003)

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