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By Eric Eagan
Aug. 29, 2012 12:01 a.m.




We are speaking of human endeavor and delusional systems. Everyone likes to think they have their own little corner, it can be anything; needlepoint, lawn bowling, whatever. Some guy may gratify himself by thinking he’s the best goddamned fruit and vegetable manager the A&P every had, which is fine. It gives people a sense of worth in a crowded world where everyone feels like part of the scenery. But then mostly they are spared of any harrowing glimpses into their own mediocrity, Pillsbury Bake-Off notwithstanding, we’ll never really know who makes the best artichoke souffle in the world, will we? Thing is, we are sometimes painfully and constantly aware of how we stack up. Lots of people can’t take that kind of pressure, the ego withers in the face of evidence

John L. Parker – Once A Runner

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