The bassoon is almost as red as it is brown. It is a complicated color that was invented by the orchestra way back when.
It lives life richly. It can be a dying bear when it sings, a smiling hippo when it is at rest. It is not the same. It is different.
Anything that is different, is easy to make fun of. Go on, make fun of it. It’s fun. Just remember: someday, you might need this bassoon.
I want to have a daughter so that we can go to the bakery together on a sunny Saturday morning and when she says What is that Daddy I can say with confidence: That my dear, my angel, my love, my sweet is a
The painter who wanted to sing And write and travel And be the incognito ruler of the world Left his apartment that should have been a house Or a mansion In the country not the city Instead of bleakness He wanted lush greens and grounds And stone pools Shining in the sun
Years were to be filled With talks and walks And healing of souls Through his words or images The notes coming and going in the Cheyenne Breeze Over his ponds and Flowers in the Prague garden
The horse became a painting or a word Then a thought And the beautiful girl was four sounds A glad row of trees a root Clouds hanging across the moon
It was a moon not a goddess And he fell down and kissed the Earth Hoping She would hear him and commit this image to memory
Biographies of writers, artists, musicians and the like fill our libraries to the brim. But in recent years, a new kind of bio has emerged: the “life” of a particular work of art. One very fine example of this sub-genre is Alice Kaplan’s Looking for The Stranger.
The book gives us a brief (but continuous) bio of Camus, his birth and early years in Algeria, providing the North African as well as Parisian contexts for his literary output before, during and after WWII. She takes us through the process of his writing, beginning with several early missteps and rejections along the way, and then follows him almost chapter by chapter through the completion of his short but seminal novel of the Absurd. . . . Read more. “Alice Kaplan: Looking for the Stranger”