Excitement's Crave - a line-by-line analysis. Apr 27, 2014 22:37:57 GMT
Post by cityofchill on Apr 27, 2014 22:37:57 GMT
No need for apologies. This certainly isn't my thread - it's our thread. I just started the ball rolling. And I'm so sorry I haven't kept it going...I've been finishing up a Master's degree in education and have had an enormous amount of work to do lately. Over the next few weeks I will be able to continue my work with EC and respond to all the insights from other members.
As for taking the thread off topic, I don't agree. I think all the posts have been relevant in one way or another to our main goal: trying to better understand the writer of the poem - presumably the EAR/ONS. I value everyone's insights and appreciate every post that people have made in this thread, even while I have been almost totally absent. It's really me who should apologize for starting this thread when I knew I couldn't really follow-up on it properly for a while. However, I have been working on my next major entry bit-by-bit, and it's going to be a big one. Not only am I looking at the second stanza of EC, but I'm re-visiting the first one and responding to many of the comments made by yourself, armchair, and others since my original post. I'm hoping to post it in the next couple of weeks, and then contribute regularly after that since I will have finished all my work and earned my degree.
I notice your patient is from Florida, Stickette, and I'm assuming that is where you practice? If I'm not mistaken, Florida has the highest rate of violent crime in America so there must be a lot of interesting contemporary and historical cases that are local to you. I actually just found out from a major study that a university town just down the highway two hours from where I live is apparently the serial killer capital of North America. I thought that was pretty interesting. Living in the largest city in Canada, there have been plenty of terrible crimes and serial offenders right here in my own backyard, but I never realized that the city I used to visit quite often as a kid had such an awful history of cold cases that have only recently been connected to at least four different offenders (considering the city's population, that is a HUGE number of murders and murderers). In addition to that, Canada's westernmost province (BC) happens to have an abnormally high rate of serial murders, including the many victims of Robert Pickton and the mostly unsolved murders of (predominantly) First Nations women along the so-called Highway of Tears. What's up with the Paciifc Northwest and the West Coast in general that makes it such a hotspot for these people?