This Mark Steyn
note on the sexualization of childhood, indeed, the abolishing of childhood, and sex, sex, sex, is worth reading. It's all irritating, and worse, I must say. Also kind of sad, don't you think? I want to speak in favor of joy and love. Would I could in those few lines that sometimes rivet the mind, and make the heart skip a bit or two! I'll just have to be prosaic about, but I'll still make the attempt, from time to time. We seem way beyond the world that Allan Bloom described a generation ago and we thought that was bad enough. It has become rather boring stuff, hasn't it? Sad and boring, all this sex without love. I think Julie Ponzi's
reflections on the death of Elizabeth Taylor, on girls and women and on love, is right on point, and you should read it. She also puts Paglia in her place, not an easy thing to do. So let us remind ourselves of a good song
and a maybe of a meeting at night
of true minds
as she walks in beauty
. We shall be redeemed. Never despair.