Friday, September 17, 2010

Journalists, I think he means

As Kathy likes to say, "our moral and intellectual superiors"

Benedict is known for baffling lay audiences with abstruse dissertations on the faith. But on this occasion, he made a point of talking in a language that was calculated to reach his listeners.


One of the things most of the people around here like about Bennie's style is his scrupulous clarity. He refuses to engage in the kind of bafflegab we had grown accustomed to. It's like having your nose suddenly come unblocked after a long time with a cold. A huge relief.



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1 comment:

K. Töpfer (aka Martial Artist) said...

Miss White,

Not to be a contrarian, I would suggest that, rather than being "…like having your nose suddenly come unblocked after a long time with a cold. A huge relief(,)" it is much, much better than that. The analogy from my perspective would be like waking one morning after a decade or more of persistent aches and pains and feeling suddenly and completely pain free, strong and flexible. Stated otherwise, it is like being renewed!

Pax et bonum,
Keith Töpfer