“To identify a person as a Southerner suggests not only that her history is inescapable and formative but that it is also impossibly present. Southerners live uneasily at the nexus between myth and reality, watching the mishmash amalgam of sorrow, humility, honor, graciousness, and renegade defiance play out against a backdrop of profligate physical beauty.”

Sally Mann, Deep South

 

One thought on “This Week’s Southernism, Monday, June 19, 2017 by Sally Mann

  1. Yancey Tallent

    I love a post that sends me tearing off to the dictionary! I now have increased my treasured – much called upon “vocabulary” by at least one more word. I am going to use “profligate” over and over again until I completely clear the room! Is that passive aggressive or diligent???😊Thanks for your posting.
    Yancey

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