I Submit To You
"I submit to you that your universe is illogical. I submit to you that you are illogical." -- Captain Kirk
As a kid how I loved Star Trek. There was something about the language that resonated with me, even when I didn't know what the words meant. Kirk had such a way about him. Seems he said "I submit" a lot, snapping off the syllables in that way he had, jaunty and Captain-like, wise and shrewd.
Gentle words, really, but delivered with defiance and confidence. And so I repeat with Kirk, while mailing off manuscript submissions, "I submit . . . to you! I submit . . . to you!" with the inner grin that says, "No, I'm really not submitting to anyone at all."
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