This kind of quiet insistence on remaining grounded, not getting too carried away, is a signature of Kooser’s poems, and it’s evident in the collection’s first poem, “Selecting a Reader,” which he sometimes uses to open his public poetry readings. It begins as the poet fantasizes about his perfect reader, a beautiful woman who seems like a heroine in an art film, her raincoat a bit dirty because of her noble and genteel poverty. She thumbs through his poems in a bookstore, and then, as the daydream dims back into reality, passes judgment, returning the volume to the sales shelf: “For that kind of money, I can get my raincoat cleaned.”.
And if anyone could be liable to be sacrificed, anyone can put themselves forward as a sacrifice, or at least demonstrate a willingness to be sacrificed, if necessary. The Jewish notion of “chosenness” is really a notion of putting oneself forward as a sacrifice. And, of course, this notion is completed and universalized by the self sacrifice of Jesus of Nazareth who, as Girard argued, discredited sacrifice by showing its roots in nothing more than mimetic contagion.
First of all, Jughead was not dead (duhhhhh) and that promo funeral was a dream sequence, but he was beaten up very badly and then named Serpent King by his retiring father. And his first act as gang leader was to induct Cheryl (who recently made her grandmother her legal guardian) into the gang with her very own and inexplicably (but also pretty explicably) red Serpents jacket. Toni looked so proud, and strangely so were we..
Bryan Bickell was already off to a strong 2013 playoff campaign with five goals and an assist to his name over the opening two rounds. Then he and the Blackhawks met the Kings. The gritty forward more than doubled his playoff point total in the Western Conference Final’s five games.
Landslides usually move slowly on the Barton Cliffs, but rapid movements are possible on rare occasions. Debris falls are common in certain areas and they can be dangerous. Debris is currently (2018) falling regularly in the retreating Becton Bunny area.
It was her struggle with polio. Carolyn had contracted polio as a child. The virus that causes it attacks the nervous system.. But this was the middle of a weekday morning, which probably isn’t the benches’ peak usage time. A woman working at a nearby beverage cart told me she hadn’t seen anyone using them yet, but she herself tried them out. She reported that “it took a bit of time” to charge her phone..