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  • I was driving today, when I realized the phrase goes: A picture is worth a thousand words.

    And it was today, that I realized: Language isn't obscured by a culture of disembodied images.

    Poet laureates are not as useless as Billy Collins jested on the Colbert Report (shhh, the 't's are silent).

    Held hands and playful poses, party-crashed synchronicities and artsy juxtapositionings aren't obsolescing poetry.

    No, every Instagram's asking for a toast, an enthusiastic speech, some explanation of what's really happening, some affirmation that these moments are worth capturing.

    Photo courtesy of @elcarlox on Instragram, via an Instagram search for "funeral selfies"
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