Friday, March 02, 2007

I am not sure about this metaphor

but might be worth discussing:
“History is like herpes”, a professor once told me. “It just keeps coming back, reminding us of the initial contact and infuriating us every time it does. But son-of-a-bitch, it’s real. And if you don’t take care of it, and deal with it…well, you know the rest.”
from lowermanhattanite guestposting at the News Blog.

1 comment:

Kevin & Blanca said...

history is like herpes? i understand what your professor meant when he said that, but what a terrible metaphor to describe history :(

-kevin
ps:i have the essay on oral history, i just have to send it to you. enjoy!