Thursday, October 28, 2010

Death in good times

The first time I went to Paris I was warned not to go down to the Seine at night. I could be robbed and thrown in the river. The rivers in Toronto pose no such problem. For one they are not easily travelled at night. And if you're going to be robbed, it is more likely to happen in the street. So these kinds of robbery/murders have taken on a sort of iconic quality. Metaphor screams out at you.

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