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Wallace Stevens and the Mandolins of Spring

Wallace Stevens and the Mandolins of Spring

Watch this video on YouTube Rod Stewart’s Mandolin Wind   So, I’m up in the mountains again, and I’m reading Wallace Stevens – reading about him, reading his poems. I take music with me, listen to it before and after the readings. It’s very windy on the top of the mountain. Actually, the winds are ferocious at times. Merciless. And because I heard the Rod Stewart song in the car before I went to my place, my perfect spot, near…

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Yin and Yang: Attack and counterattack.

Yin and Yang: Attack and counterattack.

It’s a part of the human condition to get things wrong, especially in the moment. We sometimes get things right after the fact, when it’s too late. As simple as that. It’s too late. It’s also a part of the human condition to want to wrap things up, organize, reduce, simplify. Artists are needed to do this in a way that resonates, inspires and provokes. Sometimes, there is meta beyond that. Sometimes it takes a further step of removal to…

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