Tuesday, 22 December 2015

The Cost of Unwitting Sacrifice.

Edgar Allan Poe struggled with poverty all his adult life. It was a tortured life, replete with tragedy and characterised by incipient insanity.

Shortly before his death, a newspaper editor with the nous to see beneath the surface wrote:

Had Mr Poe possessed talent in place of genius, he might have been a money-making author…

It seems that today’s preoccupation with talent over genius is nothing new.

Must lighten up.

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