here’s this, from a student’s paper:
‘The pathetic fallacy is a term that uses nature to express the characters or their emotions.’
this somewhat makes me wonder (annually) about what i am actually doing there at the uni. maybe i should use some nature to express my emotions. such as birches. or that would be fallacy.
i, too want to be expressed as a character. through nature, whatever that might be. or at least respected – people do respect nature, don’t they?
i’d like to be a … large apple tree in a meadow, all happily in blossom, bees and everything, and green leaves and apples to grow. or a chunk of grass, verdant in the approaching sun, with the promises of deeper green, and pale yellow as the summer progresses irretrievably. or a wind, running free, through the cherry-blossom, and dry gravel roads, and woods fragrant with pine and susurrus of green leaf of all shapes and sizes.
but i am me. the person who insignificantly reads something that people who do not care call research papers. who wastes time on incongruences, and feels bad about it. why should i care, really. but i do.
apparently most of what i do (do notice the feeble attempt at hedging) is a fallacy. with no truth-value whatsoever.
and so, i am a fake, at the beginning of spring.