The Meaning of Sublime

I took a course in Romantic poetry last year.

It consisted basically of listening to three separate professors prattle on about Keats & Company’s quest for the (capital S) Sublime.

I didn’t get it.

But Saturday night, when I watched my brother complete a 34-yard dream of a pass with 8.5 seconds left in the fourth quarter to put N.C. State in the lead over Boston College, I think I finally understood what Sublime meant.

KATHERINE EVANS: Not Just a Quarterback’s Sister

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12 Responses to The Meaning of Sublime

  1. Texpack 09/28/2006 at 7:45 AM #

    The best post game article I’ve read on the BC game.

  2. CaptainCraptacular 09/28/2006 at 8:03 AM #

    Fantastic read. Thanks for linking!

  3. Trout 09/28/2006 at 8:37 AM #

    Finally, a Carolina alum we can all be proud of!

  4. Dan 09/28/2006 at 9:03 AM #

    “My sister and I watched Daniel — the same brother who used to put on my dad’s bathrobe and pretend he was a karate master ”

    Ok, so when are the fans going to get behind this and start wearing karate master bath robes to games. I know Commodore’s already done it, but, hey, maybe its good luck.

  5. redfred2 09/28/2006 at 9:26 AM #

    That is a perspective from a child that would cause any parent to burst with pride. Great family! Great read!

  6. beowolf 09/28/2006 at 9:42 AM #

    The Wolfpack needs the Evanses. Thank God for ’em!

  7. packbackr04 09/28/2006 at 10:11 AM #

    shes a better writer than most of the duds over at espn or SI….. sign her up! maybe she should get Dip$hit Doylees job…. can we petition for him to get the axe?

  8. westwolf 09/28/2006 at 11:34 AM #

    That may be one of the best peices of sports writing that I’ve read in years.

  9. sholtzma 09/28/2006 at 1:53 PM #

    Beautiful. Nothing short of beautiful. May I point out that Katherine’s writing manages to approach the sublime. How appropriate!

    Gracious, what with Johnny’s interview of Daniel on Saturday night and now Katherine’s story today, I’m actually beginning to walk around feeling good about life.

    Awfully proud of them all, proud of my fellow State fans for having the sensitivity and heart to be deeply moved by all this, and proud to be a State fan. Now, if I could just wipe those tears out of my eyes; they just keep coming back.

  10. rky 09/28/2006 at 5:31 PM #

    ok , I know it has been summed up by all the ^above posts . . . but, heck, that was really good stuff! Really made me miss my sister, too!

  11. RePo 09/30/2006 at 10:39 AM #

    Wow…that was an informing and a great read!

  12. BladenWolf 10/02/2006 at 8:37 AM #

    Someone who is not afraid to express their faith in Christ…how refreshing and Sublime.

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