Out of Context

For a dissenting view on the inscription planned for the 9/11 memorial [my post] see this letter to the NYTimes. 

Great sentences can transcend the storylines from which they come.

Is ‘transcendence‘ dependent on ignorance?  Context used to be part of what we like to call ‘culture.’  And what makes the sentence,

No day shall erase you from the memory of time, a great one?  Partly it’s  historical resonance, which entails memory, and context… Otherwise, whence comes the loftiness of the sentiment..?

I wonder if the plan is to cite the author of the sentence in the inscription?

One Response to Out of Context

  1. Ducky's here says:

    The greatness eludes me also.

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