An Introduction of Sorts
Hello again. Perhaps you'll remember me -- I'm the tour guide
through this area we call Below the Fold. I don't speak up very
often but I am responsible for your safety so I must caution
you again to keep your hands and feet inside the car as we
continue our journey. I see that we have quite a few new
faces who have come aboard. Not to worry, we've got plenty of
room and the more the merrier. Never mind that distant laughter.
We have certainly found ourselves deep within the fold.
So I thought it might be a good idea to assess where we have
come by taking a little look around and pointing out some
of the more essential elements of this environment.
A little mood music please... a groovy guitar riff driven
by a sinister bass line would do nicely, and don't skimp on
the percussion. Maybe a distant horn section dispersed
here and there.
Now, if I might direct your attention to your deepest fears
and darkest thoughts, you'll find the Frenetic American Night..
a popular arena for Folded thoughts. With its alleys and
hungry denizens, broken hopes, limitless possibilities,
desperate lovers, poorly-mended wounds, scars, smiles, dreams,
ice-cream sentiments, lost secrets, apprehensions, carnival
music, denials, indiscretions, malevolence, crazy beauty,
reckless sins, dance hall believers, freak-show survivors,
distortions, alibis and arresting features.
Don't worry, you'll have plenty of time to explore... read the
graffiti on the hurricane walls and the faded billboards, descend
into the back-room parlors where anything goes, walk with tired
angels and forlorn creators, find a warm place to rest, or a
stage door to open, or a lost wanderer to share understanding.
And who is this we are approaching?... standing in the dim
spotlight, with a bullhorn and a flashlight and a fisherman's
hat... yes, I believe you know him. So, without further ado,
let me introduce my alter ego, the one, the only, the
inimitable, the inevitable, the occasionally intelligible
and often incorrigible... Daily Editor. I believe he has
something to say, and he wants to whisper it in your ear.
So, if you'll just lean a bit this way...
... We're just beginning. And it's so nice to have you aboard.
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Unless otherwise noted, all Folded Thoughts were written by me,
aka The Daily Editor, aka The Man Below the Fold.
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