In a Lonely Place on 10-23-2019

I’ve been reading lot these past months at 1/24 of a second, and so now quoting a lot, quotes I’ll forget tomorrow in the next 1/24 of a second, but here’s Toni Morrison in Tar Baby: “At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough. No record of it needs to be kept and you don’t need someone to share it with or tell it to.” The point being made here, obviously, is about Gloria Grahame, whom you might like to describe, or paint, or remember, or kiss, just like this. But especially when time is slowed to the point that it almost ceases to exist, there is no moment to capture. It is there, whether it is or not, and it is enough.