a fool in the forest

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  • A fool, a fool! I met a fool i' the
        forest,
    A motley fool; a miserable world!
    As I do live by food, I met a fool
    Who laid him down and bask'd him
        in the sun,
    And rail'd on Lady Fortune in good
        terms,
    In good set terms and yet a motley
        fool.

    As You Like It,
    Act II, Scene 7

    L'homme y passe à travers des
        forêts de symboles
    Qui l'observent avec des regards
        familiers.

    Les Fleurs du Mal,
    “Correspondances”

    [T]here is almost no subject-matter, and what little one can disentangle is foolish....
    One would call the style verbose, except that by definition verbosity is the use of words in excess of the occasion, and there seems to be no occasion.

    Yvor Winters,
    Forms of Discovery, Ch. 7


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    October 30, 2006

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    Rick

    I once met John Astin. It was in the Rexall's parking lot on Beverly and LaCienega shortly after the Addam's Family was cancelled. I must have been around 8 years old and he was a very nice man who spent a few minutes chatting with a young fan. I also had the worlds biggest crush on Morticia (Carolyn Jones).

    George Wallace

    Several generations have succumbed to Morticia's charms by now.

    In the biography referenced in my post, it is revealed (if the reviewer can be trusted) that Charles Addams himself thought he had fallen in love with "the young looking witch," Morticia's pen-and-ink original.  Can you believe she first appeared in the New Yorker in 1938?  Good taste really is timeless.

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