Whitman Memorial - an art work by T Newfields
Tim: Whitman was more than a poet – he was a cultural icon.
Ted: Of what?
Tim: Of individualism.
Kris: Yeah man – he was the Allen Ginsberg of the 19th Century.
Terri: You could say that. Or perhaps Ginsberg was the Whitman of a century later?
Tim: (shrugging his shoulders) Whatever. . . Rhetoric has no end, but human life is short.
Sam: (waving good-bye) So is this conversation.