“Ain’t it the truth?”
A Good Man is Hard to Find read by the author, Vanderbilt University, 1959
Hey kids, don’t try this at home.
Music: Flute Concerto №7 in e minor by Francois Devienne, performed by the French flutist, Alain Marion
Wise words indeed
“Sometimes I need to be reminded that a real artist is neither noble nor heroic, and the artistic life is a solitary, unsavory, scrappy ordeal that never lets up until you die. The best thing to do would seem to be to keep at it, through prison, poverty and scandal, and when you do die, go out laughing.”
Kate Christensen on Gulley Jimson, the narrator of Joyce Cary’s 1944 novel about an old painter, The Horse’s Mouth.
If you were guaranteed success, what would you set out to conquer?
Now take away guaranteed success.
When your head and heart is consumed with fear, you’ll have no room for dreams. Even if you don’t know the outcome, try, and try again.
Dear Foolishness and Nonsense,
Thank you for visiting last week - it’s always an interesting time when you both stop by. But in the future, please give notice before your next visit.
Clown, Erich Wichman, 1920
Rather than words comes the thought of high windows:
The sun-comprehending glass,
And beyond it, the deep blue air, that shows
Nothing, and is nowhere, and is endless.