Lemony Snicket and Occupy Wall Street


Many of us have come to know and love the writer who calls himself Lemony Snicket and his delightful books about the ingenious family of orphans who constantly escape from the clutches of the nefarious Count Olaf.

Did you know that Lemony has written “Thirteen Observations made by Lemony Snicket while watching Occupy Wall Street from a Discreet Distance ” for children, in his usual ironic and amusing way?

See http://occupywriters.com/works/by-lemony-snicket

My favourite this morning is

“5. There may not be a reason to share your cake. It is, after all, yours. You probably baked it yourself, in an oven of your own construction with ingredients you harvested yourself. It may be possible to keep your entire cake while explaining to any nearby hungry people just how reasonable you are.”

The Occupy Writers site has more interesting links to comments on the movement by other well-known writers. Another of my favourite writers is Ursula K. Le Guin, who says,

“What seems rather different about the Portland camp is that from the start, inevitably, it’s had to deal with and share space with a camp set up by homeless people right next to it as a kind of annex. Portland is more tolerant of the homeless than many cities and there’s a large population of them downtown. So far the two camps have managed to coexist pretty cheerfully. The homeless presence confuses the Occupiers’ message for some people, but reinforces it powerfully for others. Our mayor has been very Taoist in handling the whole business, gracefully evading decisions and ultimatums, then going off to China…. So far, so good! Having a huge urban university just up the street as a supply of young, unwearied relay Occupiers is helpful.

If you wish, you may follow Occupy Writers on Twitter:

We, the undersigned writers and all who will join us, support Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy Movement around the world.

6 responses »

  1. I am up to my ears in Occupy Hamilton, being on both Media and Communications/Outreach, attending two General Assemblies a week and tracking and responding to countless emails, tweets and FB messages related to Occupy. Wouldn’t be so involved if I didn’t think all this time was well spent. There is tremendous potential here to change a lot of things many had grown hopeless over…

    • Just stoppin’ back to see if you had written anything new on your blog. But I’ll bet you’re way too busy! December 3rd is today–good luck and have fun! (Chris and Seunghye enjoyed being there, supporting it, but I don’t think they were there more than once or twice.)

  2. Yes, life has been even more hectic than I expected 🙂 leaving in half an hour for the concert and after that is a party with colleagues of Robert’s. Looking forward to blogging over the next weeks when it is quieter (I hope! still pretty busy until the 21st)

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