My name is Constance Keene and you are visiting Epigrammarian.com, home of profoundly trivial stuff & nonsense. If you’re wondering who I am, you can learn a little bit more about me here
What’s an epigrammarian, you ask? It’s a lover of epigrams. If you don’t know what an epigram is, don’t feel bad. I’m sure you have a general idea. You just don’t know that you know. This quote from Dorothy Parker is the perfect example.
I’m obsessed with epigrams, especially that one. (An epigram about epigrams? So ridiculously meta.) I collect other people’s epigrams like some ladies collect shoes. Or boyfriends. Or boyfriend’s shoes. (To each his own, I say!) I’ve been known to write my own epigrams and quote myself too, although I know I’m not in league with greats like Dorothy Parker, or the reigning King of the Epigram, Oscar Wilde.
The idea for this blog was inspired by his royal highness, by the way, after reading a letter Oscar Wilde wrote to his friend Robert Ross explaining the philosophy behind his play, the Importance of Being Earnest:
“We should treat all trivial things very seriously, and all the serious things of life with sincere and studied triviality.”
Not only is that another wonderful example of an epigram, it’s also what you can expect to find here, profoundly trivial stuff & nonsense.
This site is an outlet for boredom. A place to chase muses. Dwell on my latest obsessions. But I feel I should warn you, I have a tendency to suffer from muse-swings. Tune in one week and I’ll post about pop culture. Visit again and you might see an adorable animal video. The next time, I might feature an article like, Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Animal Husbandry (but We’re Afraid to Ask). I kid. I kid. My point is, with me you never know.
Profoundly Trivial Stuff & Nonsense is your thing, you’re in the right place. Thanks for visiting.
Constance P. Keene.