A Small Piece of Lovely Melancholy

Withy is reading to his young’n, and wonders how much it matters:

[…T]he America-that-was that I love so much chose to become the America-that-is, so deeply regrettable–chose, and no amount of Culture War theorizing, or even Our Country was Immigrated Away from Us, theorizing, can get rid of that act of choice. I can’t make Shirebourn love the America that was without making him love a country that chose a path I regret so deeply.

A very short post, but one worth reading, if you’re skeptical about the sunny uplands our would-be masters in DC keep promising us.


About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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