It’s lonely knowing you’re right. You’re met relentlessly by the simple-minded and trite. They never seem to wonder what’s right or wrong. We just know.
A jazzman today is like a medieval monk on a Scottish island in the middle ages hand copying ancient manuscripts so that an intellectual tradition is not lost during a time when 99.5 % of the population had no clue about ANYTHING. O tempora! O mores! [REFERENCED]
FLOTUS told Oprah Winfrey, “Now we’re feeling what not having hope feels like.” Really?! Mrs. O, talking about how her husband sought to imbue Americans with a sense of “hope,” added that “we feel the difference now.” And this: “It has shaken me to my core in a way that I couldn’t have predicted,” Mrs. Obama said at a campaign event in October. Funny . . . my thoughts exactly.
Alistener reminded me of the apt lines from Auden.
One could go on: Dante, the Beatles, William Morris, Tolkien and so on.
I advise the Clintons to stay out of the woods. No good can come of it. The poetry of the woods is darksome and eldritch. (Thank you, Tom.)
Lost in a haunted wood,
Children afraid of the night
Who have never been happy or good.
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