"I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom. I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients." Gustave Courbet

28 January 2021


The great poems, plays, novels, stories teach us how to go on living, even submerged under 40 fathoms of bother and distress.  If you live 90 years you will be a battered survivor. Your own mistakes, accidents, failures and otherness beat you down. Rise up at dawn and read something that matters as soon as you can

Harold Bloom, from Take Arms Against a Sea of Troubles: The Power of the Reader’s Mind over a Universe of Death

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