Remembering Poe

“In chemistry, the best way of separating two bodies is to add a third; in speculation, fact often agrees with fact and argument with argument until an additional well-meaning fact or argument sets everything by the ears.”

Edgar Allen Poe

I loved English class in school, especially as I got older. In high school we were introduced to the rich creativity of authors like Edgar Allen Poe, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Shakespeare, and so on. But honestly, it took over 20 years for me to understand and wrap my head around Poe’s work. In school, I loved his work, but I never knew why. Now, I know.

Like JFK, Poe was another man from Boston who was murdered at a young age (40). His death was also surrounded in mystery. Some say he was sick, but there’s a lot of information out there indicating head trauma. That quote above is true on many levels and in many fields. He was without a doubt intelligent, open-minded, and in possession of a highly developed mind.

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