Daily Batman: Bat Life With Batpecker


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If civilization is ever going to be anything but a grandiose pratfall, anything more than a can of deodorizer in the shithouse of existence, the people are going to have to concern themselves with magic and poetry. …

Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.

(Tom Robbins. Still Life With Woodpecker. New York: Bantam, 1980.)

Really grok this. My estranged husband loaned me this book when we were dating. This part always stuck out to me. Do I feel like a Robbins month? I’ll need to think about it. Maybe June?

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One Response to “Daily Batman: Bat Life With Batpecker”

  1. Zakk Says:

    i am really flattered. i know you had mixed feelings about this book(which i look forward to maybe hearing again)…and that makes this post all the better.
    and i can think of no better birthday present for your e-stranger husband, so please do it.
    i’ll tell you second and third on the list of preferred birthday presents in a more private venue…here’s a hint: one of them involves pork loin – but not in the way you might think…

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