To convey the point of anything
depends, with a meticulously
on displaying it.
So inimitably true, that
were the point the revelation
of the role of being idiosyncratic
you, nobody else could be portraying it.
Oliphant was all display. There was
nothing else for him to do or say
but to be looked at. To stand
there like a sacred icon,
with no expectation other than
what he was sure he would and did
receive: endless queues of worshippers
who wouldn’t leave.