Who Said It?

Posted by on January 14th, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Not Fiona Apple. It was Julian Assange, the flaming twit of freedom, whose writing would be unique as prose if it weren’t for my yoga teacher (a brilliant young man, but one overburdened by a wealth of possibilities when translating his insights into a verbal structure).

A few years back the Great Revealer pursued a young woman by e-mail and she committed the unkindness of saving his messages. His pursuit went pretty much nowhere, which resulted in this piece of poetic huffiness:

You pulled a tiny petal off my world just when I thought you were to add one but all around is the meadow, where I shall again dance and skip and sing till some fool girl should brush my wing.

It’s the written equivalent of the design on an herbal tea package, if herbal tea could have a snit.

The girl’s view (she’s Australian): “I don’t think he’s a bad person. He’s just a funny bugger.”

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