Wednesday, September 01, 2004
I fully realize that such an elitist attitude does not explain why I am blogging. So why do I do it? The obvious answer--as alluded to above--is that I do it to amuse myself, so at least one person is therefore being entertained. ("Hypocrite", you may say, to which I reply, "Patience, my pet...let me finish my thought(s).") A slightly better answer could be found in the annals of classic Simpsons lines, as quoted by Homer (Simpson, not the Greek poet): "Ah, the mysteries of life." But the most "complex and interesting" answer I can offer is also the most accurate: This blog, unlike most blogs, is actually ABOUT something, namely Italy. So you see, I, the blogger, enjoy relating to you, the blogee, all of the wit and wisdom I can conjure up about Italy and all she offers, but without the persistent sugar-coating that plagues most writers who seem to think that Italians can do no wrong, such that they long-ago converted all of their unneeded confessional booths into gelaterias for the sweaty masses trampling through the venerable catholic churches.