Tuesday, August 3, 2010

geek joy

True geekhood is a wonderful thing. All geeks know this. The ridicule we may have endured in middle school is a small price to pay for the joy of being a geek. We make ourselves deeply familiar with a particular area of study, because it is only then that the smallest, most seemingly irrelevant discoveries bring on that special geek joy; a bliss that is visceral, magical, ecstatic.

For instance. The drum sound in this song, to me, is like taking a bath when your toes have frozen white. Or like stepping off the plane on your way to baggage claim to meet someone you loved madly, after years apart. It's like iced tea, in August, after running a mile. But you haven't drunk it yet. You're just reaching for the glass.

Stormy Blues-Billie Holiday


  1. I do love your similes, SO much. With the weather the way it is right now, this song lends itself to the iced tea (on a porch, of course) imagery easily.

  2. Gonna send this to some of my favorite geeks...