Tuesday, 12 January 2016

black tie, white noise

Speaking surely not ex cathedra, one prominent cardinal of the nuncio (the Holy See diplomatic corps) simply wrote in the big remembrance book in the æther, “Check ignition and may God’s love be with you,” which really made me tear up.
That’s a nice little prayer of comfort to come out of trying, unbelieving loss, like LLAP—the Vulcan salute. I’ll bet scribes are already at work producing some bit of symbolic shorthand. Not that Aladdin Sane is wholly wholesome, we ought to be cautious that we don’t only celebrate what’s suitable for general audiences (South America!) at the expense of what’s dangerous and delightful because it might need to be uncomfortably deferred for parental guidance, like Diamond Dogs, Velvet Goldmine, Jean Genie.