From David Foster Wallace, “All That”

From David Foster Wallace, “All That” July 8, 2015

This was the year, at five or six, that I learned the meaning of “reverence,” which, as I understand it, is the natural attitude to take toward magical, unverifiable phenomena, the same way that “respect” and “obedience” describe the attitude one takes toward observable physical phenomena, such as gravity or money.

whole story; rings interestingly against the passage from Infinite Jest about the Sergeant-at-Arms


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