President Obama’s remarks at the recent Correspondents’s dinner in Washington made fun of himself, democrats and republicans. One hilarious remark concerned Rep Boehner from Ohio and his perpetual tan. He referred to him as a man of color except it was not a color seen in the natural world. Rep. Boehner was gracious about the remark and admitted he did like to be outside.
If the melting ice caps have already transformed the “outside” in Ohio to the Caribbean then I totally buy his explanation.
But, the natural world remark made me think of anxiety and how it distorts reality as well. All striations of experience are affected and the colors you do see are glimpses, fleeting and coded threats of permanence.
©Pat Coakley 2009
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