1. Shut your mouth and listen, and
2. Divinity comes in some ugly forms.
The genius in East of Eden isn't in Steinbeck's willingness to bridge that fourth wall. It's a part of it, certainly. I doubt he was the first to write himself into the story and use it as the key to unlock his moral, but he was damn good at it. He usede himself unlike others, however. He used himself not as a fictional character, but as a fact.
It's not unlike Cal. He makes us distrust and dislike him at first. It's the only way we get to really love him. At least I do. He, Samuel and Lee are the only realized characters. Even Adam, for all his worth, is a surprise when he has a thought. Adam is a device, Cal is the character.
This is a bad class. It's not that I'm not learning, I am, but the prof is hesitant. That lack of control over self or class is destructive. It's easy and I feel bad about it. Science classes should be hard at a university level. Even the survey courses. Also, we're spending a half semester on his field of emphasis.
I feel guilty.
I have a way to do this from the phone and this may save this blog. Not that anyone cares but me, but I guess I do.
Still, being able to fit this (and everywhere I write) into my pocket is huge. I've wanted this a long time. This place is still my priest and I still want to confess and to be better as a confessor/writer...
School and kid are my time, now. But I hope the new portability can ressurect. Time. Time. Time.