In Memory: “Try to remember that artists in these catastrophic times…are the only salvation for us…”

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“Try to remember that artists in these catastrophic times, along with the serious scientists, are the only salvation for us, if there is to be any”

William H. Gass, 1924-2017, novelist, critic, philosophy professor, essayist


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“Understanding’ art is like having a sense of humour – if you don’t have one, no amount of…”

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“Understanding’ art is like having a sense of humour – if you don’t have one, no amount of explanation is going to make you laugh.”

Michael Craig-Martin, painter, Irish


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“Poetry is the break between the visible and the invisible.”

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“Poetry is the break between the visible and the invisible.”

— Jean Genet, French, playwright, novelist


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“the human soul has regions which can be illuminated only by music”

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“the human soul has regions which can be illuminated only by music”

— Zoltan Kodaly, Hungarian, composer


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“Art comes to you proposing frankly to give nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass.”

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“Art comes to you proposing frankly to give nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass.”

Walter Pater, critic, writer, English


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“Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.”

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“Most of the trouble in the world is caused by people wanting to be important.”

T. S. Eliot, English, writer


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To my friends – I’m safe for now!

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The fires are raging here in Southern California and for now my small rural mountain community is safe.

I’m without power for two days now (the public utility shut all power off for up to 5 days). I just drove 35 miles to reach the nearest WiFi at Starbuck’s so I could post this note.

I see my regularly pre-scheduled posts have been working the last few days but I only prepare a few days ahead. So if I seem to disappear you know the reason.

Thanks for your understanding. My family (including our much loved pets – Bella and Bruegel) is ready to make a swift exit should a fire start near us.

May you all be safe and happy and I thank you for being my friend and for your follow these last 4 years!

Douglas

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