Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Origins of Wednesday lxxiii: Alibi of Broadway






   Surely, we remember, the knock
   on the door from the Execution-
   er, to console the widow for a
   natural mistake. Instead of or-
   dering, "Fire," he says he did
   say, "Fire is not what I ask."

   Innocently, explicably, circum-
   stances intervened to suppress
   any sound of such distinctions.
   Truly, he is a man of his word.


















Ansel Adams
untitled 
Portfolio V
1944
Coll. Laurent
1970