Friday, January 07, 2011
"The capital-T Truth is about life BEFORE death"
The New Inquiry is to be thanked and praised for providing a link to this 2005 commencement address by the late author David Foster Wallace. I really don't have anything to say about this, beyond praising the beauty and profundity of the possibility Wallace presents his listeners (and now readers) available in even the most mundane, perhaps (as he describes them) even frustrating, situations. That right here, right now may just hold the possibility for some transcendent moment - each here and each now, provided we open ourselves to it - is indeed a cliche. As Wallace makes the point, however, it is the "capital-T truth".