Surprising juxtapositions are everywhere, says Roy Peter Clark.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
And, fresh from the ScienceWriters 2013 meeting in Gainesville, Florida, I spotted one in the Tampa airport.
Garden & Gun: Soul of the South.
A double-barrelled, multi-layered, one-two punch of surprise and, yes, shock. It was glossy. It was sensuous. It had lush, pastel garden spreads — idyllic, pastoral. And, um, guns. Violent. Ugly. Harsh in their grey and black, killing machine-ness.
“I am often asked about the title of the magazine, particularly from folks who have not read the magazine yet. The simplest explanation that I can offer is that it is a metaphor for the South — its land, the people, their lifestyle, and their heritage.” Rebecca Wesson Darwin, President and CEO, says on the publication’s website.
So much information packed in three simple syllables, two innocent words.