Tuesday, June 20, 2006
(12:01 AM) | Ben Wolfson:
Tuesday Hatred: Forsan, Forsan, ForsanI hate that I probably won't be able to do the Tuesday Hatred after this one until mid-September. Who can be found more hateful than I to lead the lusty chorus? None. None more hateful.
Why am I so disabled? Because I'm going to Berlin. It may seem churlish, but I've got some hatred on that subject and I'd like, with your permission, to share it with you. First and foremost, this whole "leaving for two and a half months" thing is coming at something of an inconvenient time for me. I hate not only this inconvenience, but also myself, for the diffidence that has not lessened but rather increased the hated inconvenience. In fact it is literally inconvenient; that is, it is preventing a convening. I also hate packing and, more than that, having to decide what to pack. The last time I was on a similar trip (three months long, mostly in Greece) I believe I brought four pairs of pants and five shirts. While that worked in the sense that I was never forced to go out naked, I'd rather have a little more variety in my wardrobe this time around. However, travelling light has for me the force of a deontic injunction. Not to mention I'm sure I'll forget something of moderate importance, like my passport.
I hate anticipating that, since I'll be living out in west nowhere, and since my German is, how shall I put it, not very good, I'll be so lonesome I could cry.
I love the word "emolument".