His treason, at best, only waits for sufficient temptation.
~ H.L. Mencken, Prejudices
I am a disloyal reader. My own marginalia are each of them little betrayals of the text. Loyalty would require something more generous. I don’t give a fig for context or authorial intent, unless it’s my own. I’m not interested in marking interpretive paths for others. I only want to gorge myself on words. I keep to the dark corners and at the first footfalls of eloquence, I strike.