Precarious Kites
(Grace Notes)

Wanton Deflection and Holy Shams
A scene on a black and white film reel captures the ploy – A policeman grabs a bad guy on a city street, a crowd peers at a pile of evidence spilling from a satchel, and the “caught” points dramatically to the sky as if to say – wild-eyed – “Look! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a bomb!” Everyone turns to look and the guilty ducks away self-satisfied and smug.
Feb 9, 2012