"This is the function of books — we learn how to live even if we weren’t there. Fiction gives us access to a very real history. Stories are the best democracy we have. We are allowed to become the other we never dreamed we could be.”
- Colum McCann
Because today is Bloomsday.
And because of Saturday--Bloomsday minus two--the day upon which I graduated from college.
Also, because I haven't had the time to refine my thoughts from said day, to record with hoped for eloquence the ensuing experiences taking me all the way through a late and lively and lucid dinner.
Because this, the story, is the mechanism by which people will see.
Because this is what I hope for, to create such moving thought experiments shrouded in the well placed word.