LIMERICK ABOUT GEESE
The breeze ‘cross the water’s refreshing,
And goose management is progressing…
They’re farther away,
Where they’ll stay
Far from any sidewalk messing.
My difficulty with golf is that, although I play it once or twice a year to be sociable, I dislike almost everything about it. The point of the game seems to be the methodical euthanizing of workday-size chunks of time by well-off white men.
–Jonathan Franzen, Farther Away, page 171
Reading a Jonathan Franzen novel makes a voyeur out of everyone. You get a bird’s eye view of a dysfunctional-yet-loving family, and you get to see them mess up. 1,284 more words