Has this guy lost the plot or what? I think the man that is in the intellectual wing of Fianna Fáil sometimes has interesting things to say but his piece on Katy French in today's times. He admits to only meeting her once and yet produces a full-column of high-brow emotional, drivel about how upset he is.
Does anyone know what the hell he is on about?
Quotes from the piece include:
"Katy's death was the result not just of her foolishness, but of our collective helplessness,"
She did not, other than literally, die of whatever it will say on her death certificate. She died of desire, of being utterly human.
"Driven by angelic recall, they plod on clay feet into the mire of three-dimensional reality. They do not know, are not conscious, that their appetites are infinitely greater than the world's capacity to satisfy them,"
Katy French was a personification of our fantasies, of our sense of what we were becoming, of how we might unfold ourselves.
"I am crying, writing this. How can you cry for someone you've only once said hello to? Katy was the daughter of our dreams, in the sense that it was the dreams of her people that gave birth to what is tritely called her celebrity"
"She was a child. She was my daughter and Eoghan's daughter and Eamon's daughter and Pat's daughter and Bertie's daughter. She was your daughter, your little sister,"