Lauren Krueger & Matthew David Brozik

Instant classic

In Definally on September 16, 2011 at 11:00 am

Someone (you don’t know her; she lives in Canada) asks, “Can something really be an instant classic? Doesn’t a classic have to stand the test of time?”

If you know Definally., you’re probably expecting a swift, decisive, “Hell, no. Instant classic is an oxymoron.”

You’re an oxymoron.

Ha! Just teasing you. But, to your great surprise, Definally. gives the green light to instant classic. Because although some might maintain that something “classic” has been judged—over time—to be of the highest quality, sometimes it just doesn’t take any time at all to recognize a thing as outstanding. And, really, classic doesn’t mean old; rather, it means exemplary… the best of its class. (You might be thinking of “classical.”)

In a way, classic means timeless. So a true classic is always of the now, no matter its vintage. Some things might take time to be appreciated as classic, while others are immediately—instantly—classic.

Examples might have been helpful here, but Definally. just can’t think of any.

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