6.27.2010

The Errant Aesthete's Take on the BP Gulf Disaster

One of my favorite blogs is called The Errant Aesthete; for those of you who subscribe to Slow Love Life posts, and don't see my site, there is a list of blogs I follow, and admire, down the left side, and EA is one of those in a section I've called Come for Cocktails. In other words, anything people like James Wolcott and Mayer Rus want to talk about is fine with me, because they're witty and smart and interesting and provocative. The Errant Aesthete is such a one.

I don't know whether EA is male or female--and I've never really wondered, which kind of transcendence is in itself fascinating, come to think of it. The EA post on the Gulf disaster is haunting and beautiful; I caught up with it shortly after I had written a new kind of post here called Slow Love Moment, in which I share a picture of something miraculous I've caught on camera (trust me, the first miracle is that I have my camera with me, and can take the picture without losing the moment.) I'm going to ask the designer who set up my blog, Kate Caprari, of Three Square Design, if I can create a section where readers can post their own pictures of Slow Love Moments. I would love to see yours. But in the meantime, I will keep sharing mine.

16 comments:

Ann said...

Yes, as you said, the post is hauntingly beautiful.
And the disaster is sad. And maddening. Almost hard to even fathom.
Living 2 blocks from our beautiful Lake Erie, I couldn't imagine oil mixed in with it and everything it touches.

(If you want to find out info on a particular website, it's relatively easy. I won't spoil it for you, but if you'd like to know, contact me.)

-Ann

scribbler50 said...

Clearly the most moving, the most intelligent, the most heartfelt article I've read up til now on this tragedy. As sad as it is beautiful. Thank you for the link.

Anonymous said...

I don't mean this to sound disrespectful, but my personal weariness regarding the oil spill disaster comes from the number of people who go on and on and on about how sad and how awful it is - I think we all get that. How about hop on a plane, or on a bus, or in your car and head to the gulf and clean some pelicans or help clean a beach? Just a thought.

The Errant Aesthete said...

Dearest Dominique,

There are not words, although I did manage to arrange a few inelegant ones.

http://theerrantaesthete.com/2010/06/30/oh-mon-dieu/

As to my gender, which you so artfully depict, my sincerest thanks in discovering even greater pleasures to be found in its anonymity.

Illumination, if required, can be found on my sidebar under "Sir or Madame?"

http://theerrantaesthete.com/2010/01/03/sir-or-madam/

Author said...

Yes, Errant Aesthete is the best.... enlightening, inspiring, beautiful, intelligent, savvy and heartfelt. She deserves all the applause we give her. Definitely my favorite blog.

Vicki said...

This is a great post. Thanks for writing it and for sharing Errant Aesthete, another wonderful blog.

Anonymous said...

LOLZ! That unstable c*&T copies everyone! He/She lifts whole passages from other sources/blogs and does not give the writer credit. Two months ago she lifted a paragraph w/ picture from The New York Times!!! and claimed credit. I honestly believe there is something seriously 'off' about him/her. This homage was very funny!

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