Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Today, In Class

In my American literature class, we're reading from Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. He describes a character's death, and mentions that the definition of war is contradictory. "War is ugly, war is beautiful," he says.

Me: Look here, where he's talking about rocket's red glare. He's saying that war can be beautiful. When you're in it, it's scary, it's ugly--but it's also beautiful.

Kid: What if, like, the rocket shot into your eye? Would it be pretty when it blew up your eye?

Me: Umm...that's not exactly--

Other Kid: How can you see it if your eye's blown out?

Girl Next to Him: You've got two eyes, stupid, you can just look at it with your other one.

Me: *facepalm*
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