— On Assholes

Sublimely Gnarly, Sublimely Beautiful

A brief excerpt at Outerknown, here, which begins as follows:

“The gnarly, in surfer speak, is one form of the sublime. When a wave, or wave moment, is dangerous, terrifying, or just really heavy, it is not necessarily said to be beautiful as well. That much squares with Edmund Burke’s preoccupation with the sublimely gnarly in his 1757 treatise on the subject …”

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