Unknown Beck

Unknown Beck

Nobody knows what his beck means —
come to the table for dinner
or for slaughter?

— Douglas Gilbert

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3 thoughts on “Unknown Beck

  1. This one’s a little different, hopefully the invitation is for dinner and not to actually be the dinner. I suppose everyone has to eat…though i think it would be a little disconcerting to look at the menu and find that you were the main course. But if given the options I suppose I’d rather eat than be eaten. Isn’t there a saying like that somewhere?

    1. Yeah, I think there was a comedy sketch. it was “Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you.” It was sort of an understated throw away line casually said when things went wrong and nobody was actually listening and eventually they said ,”huh?” Mr. X, your car was blown up, your town was washed away in a flood, the world is coming to an end.
          “Well, sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you.”
          I was thinking about the diplomatic table — bringing an issue to the table.

      1. I don’t think I’ve seen that comedy sketch but it sounds like it could be where that saying could’ve came from…
        Oh, an issue? What issue were you wanting to bring to the table?

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