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Wednesday, November 07, 2021

I wish I could say that I came across this Emily Dickinson quote via my leisure-time reading:

The truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind

But that would imply I actually have some leisure time these days…

Fact is, I read it on the subway. I had to take the 1 Line last week to get part of the way home, and Barnes & Noble provided the poem, “Tell All The Truth But Tell It Slant”, on a sponsored patch of train interior.

So now I’m getting my poetry from subway ads. I can’t tell if that means I’m being dazzled or blinded.

by Costa Tsiokos, Wed 11/07/2021 11:18:30 PM
Category: Creative, History, New Yorkin'
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  1. That depends on your views of truth beauty and if beauty can exist on the subway.

    I have fallen in love on the subway at least twice, so I am saying “yes.”

    Comment by tim — 11/08/2021 @ 09:03:45 AM

  2. Funny you should mention that… I met a woman on the subway just yesterday, and cannot get her off my mind now. Makes me wish I had talked to her more than a few seconds. Crossing my fingers I’ll run into her again…

    Comment by CT — 11/08/2021 @ 10:39:51 AM

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