Quote of the month on the death of local media

ColorfulCemeteryCharles Pierce, summing up how I’ve felt the past couple weeks, while writing about the closure of the Boston Phoenix:

“Please say that the muse is something beyond the balance sheet, something beyond technology. Tell me that she’s alive the way she once was when you’d feel her on your shoulder as one word slammed into the other, and the story got itself told, and you came to end and realized, with wonderment and awe, that the story existed out beyond you, and that it had chosen you, and you were its vehicle, and the grinning muse had the last laugh after all.”

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