Saturday, December 15, 2018

Evanston: something odd and two quotes

        Some of you may have seen 'Age of Sail' at Sailing Anarchy.
        It is beautifully drawn, but I find it odd.
        I also note that to meet the stereotype of an old sailor, I am going to have to buy a Greek fisherman’s cap and grow a beard.  On the other hand I have known for a long time that whatever I look like is what a sailor looks like.


        Yo-You Ma is performing the six Bach solo cello suites thirty-six times on six continents.  
        While on this tour he is also speaking at schools and meeting with local artists, community leaders and activists.
        At one such meeting, he asked, “What is this music for?”  and answered himself, “It is to help me through life.”
        Me too.


        From Jay comes another quote from Hunter S. Thompson.  I thank him.
        “So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?”