Jonathan Kalb teaches theater at Hunter College. His most recent book is Great Lengths: Seven Works of Marathon Theater.
My friend Anne sent me a lightning bolt. She also sent me three flexed biceps and a dripping faucet. Also a rainbow, a volcano, and a crying-with-joy face. No smiling pile of poop yet, and no frowning devil or smirking cat. She has nothing against those. The right occasions just haven’t arisen