“Anyone [who] performs, that’s what you’re looking for. You want to make history.”
— Miley Cyrus to MTV
Dear Ms. Cyrus:
Thank you for trying to explain your VMA appearance.
If you’d like to try making real history, consider writing. You’ve written lyrics before. Make a real investment in the future. YOUR future.
Time guarantees that another singer/twerker will appear next year to cast your “performance” into a hazy oblivion. In fact, I predict that writers will be the key to determining whether your hips and tongue earn any historical significance.
Words endure. So can you.