Monday, September 7, 2015

Plus que ça change

It was the healthy side of Cowper's self-distrust that it never allowed his imagination to become self-indulgent or self-deceptive, as the roman-tic imagination was so often tempted to be. With modest amusement he would prick the bubble of his daydream, and turn towards home.

On this date some years ago
I ventured where I am. I do
not paint pictures and I do
not write poetry; I turn to-
ward my place of origin, as
even painters and poets do,
but my home is many places.

Lord David Cecil
The Stricken Deer
  The Life of Cowper
Constable & Co., Ltd., 1929©

Richard Diebenkorn
1922 - 1993

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