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Tuesday , December 14, 2010
Found Objects: The James Joyce of Five Year Olds
This morning, while leafing through my kindergarten Language Arts notebooks (or, "my early work"), I came across THE GREATEST THING I'VE EVER WRITTEN:
On the one hand, it's sort of depressing to learn that I actually hit my creative peak twenty years ago, but- being the self-aggrandizing sort of fellow I am- THIS IS SO VALIDATING! Way to be the most frighteningly literary five-year-old of all time, Baby LJ! This "piece" draws in its reader with the hyper-Joycean Daedelus/Icarus allegory, then moves into the stark, highly confessional second movement, before tying it all together with the jarring "People drown sometimes." Wow.
All in all, a striking and incisive take on the futility of human existence. Wonders Baby LJ, "Where's my Nobel Prize at? Can I have a cookie?"
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