Friday, December 12, 2008


A person once asked me to define irony, and I hemmed and hawed because even though I knew it when I saw it, I didn't know how to put it into words without the help of old Daniel Webster.

Well, it's a decade later, but here goes: Irony - a situation where the meaning is contradicted by the appearance or presentation of an idea.

Daily, ordinary life should not have so damn much of it.


Kristen said...

Hmm. . . . Put in those terms, irony no longer *seems* like the living quirks we smile at ... but frankly, becomes lies presented as truths? Hmm. . . . I've always sort of gotten a kick out of irony (is anyone here surprised?!), but I've never thought of it as life appearing under false terms. . . . Interesting insight, Indie, that truly sees right through rose-colored glasses and penetrates reality ... without becoming hindered by what you discover. . . . To me, that kind of fierce insight would take a ton of strength to withstand the sheer impact of.

Keep on, good woman, keep on!
With admiration,

Ernie Branscomb said...

I've been by here five times trying to think of what to say, but I find myself in a loss for words.

Can you imagine me, at a loss for words? Now that is "irony"!

Indie said...

Well, thank you both for grappling with my rather cryptic post! I always seem to fall into encryption when my mind is full of thoughts and ideas that aren't fit to print. I apologize. But I do like the image.