You can scorn something directly with mockery and belittlement, or you can do it by expressing pity for it and trying to ‘help’ it. Poor dear, let me get you something better to wear, let me adjust your view of the world, let me fix what I think is wrong with you.

— Asher's Maxim 525

Asher Black

Asher Black is a former literary and review editor who writes, thinks, reads, listens, and is interested in the interior darkness of the soul.

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