Rounding out a memorial Week of Salinger, there is this which reminds us why writers are special.
“‘Are you a poet?’ he asked.
‘A poet?’ Nicholson said. ‘Lord, no. Alas, no. Why do you ask?’
‘I don’t know. Poets are always taking the weather so personally. They’re always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions.’ “
— J.D. Salinger (Nine Stories)
On the other hand, as we in the mid-Atlantic region anticipate the rapidly approaching SNOW STORM OF THE CENTURY, it occurs to us that this winter has made poets of us all.