ex officious & vox de auctoritas.
Can you tell the difference? The Relationship?
This is a Liberal Art question. Author-ness.
What Wm.Blake called generation referring to
genes and genius, “to give birth, beget”: origins
originating originally author authorizing authority
authoritatively -- messy business, dirty work
program, urgent, energetic, organic
A kind of pornography: these
various professional articles
on Liberal Education talking
about need for new forms,
Enticing, sure. Seductive, yes.
But don’t amount to anything
except for writer & reader
getting IT on a little: ah,
that felt good.
Not that there’s
anything wrong with that!
It’s like having Parker Palmer here
c. 4 times over the past 20 years for
a brief fix—talking about courage
to teach and let your life speak:
good stuff, good stuff as
Sebastian would say
to his composition
I need it: the cheer leading
& it feels good caught up
in-the-moment, even if
I ventilate. (“nirvana”— he blows!)
always in fear & trembling about
my next class. Will they engage?
Talk amongst themselves? Turn up
some argumentative edge; cut across
a piece of curriculum, walk on water
(wow) on eggs (woe) uncross their
arms and take notes against a sea of
bubbles? That is the question.