Sublime stench

Two bits encountered this morning, about as unrelated as can be I think (or perhaps hope…), though both have to do with savor: Robyn Eckhardt’s utterly delicious essay on Bplaa Raa, and Peter Schjeldahl’s “Going East”, a rumination on Napoleon at the Dahesh in the August 28 New Yorker (alas, not available online). One lovely definition from the latter:

Camp –the savoring of unintended ironies [pg. 80]

…and it was enlightening to learn a bit about Dr. Dahesh (“Dr. Wonder”).