New Guru

I knew it would happen.  Maybe that’s why I put it off so long?  Because I wasn’t quite emotionally ready for such utter devotion, and I was sure this particular pundit would immediately win me over and I would want to make myself in her image?  (Well, intellectually, more than aesthetically.)  And sure enough, the moment arrived: I started to read Fran Lebowitz, and I’m utterly smitten.  Here’s just a nibble from an essay entitled “Manners”:

“All God’s children are not beautiful.  Most of God’s children are, in fact, barely presentable.  The most common error made in matters of appearance is the belief that one should disdain the superficial and let the true beauty of one’s soul shine through.  If there are places on your body where this is a possibility, you are not attractive––you are leaking.”

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