Sketchbook pages, 2012-14
#1 left panel, #4 right panel, #5 left panel - Studies of Carravagio, Tarkovsky’s Stalker, and Edward S. Curtis respectively
What will your verse be?
(Dead Poets Society, 1989)
Mark van Doren, in a very useful study, Don Quixote’s Profession, is haunted by the analogues between [Don Quixote] and Hamlet, which to me seem inevitable. Here are the two characters, beyond all others, who seem always to know what they are doing, though they baffle us whenever we try to share their knowledge. It is a knowledge unlike that of Falstaff and Sancho Panza, who are so delighted at being themselves that they bid knowledge to go aside and pass them by. I would rather be Falstaff or Sancho than a version of Hamlet or Don Quixote, because growing old and ill teaches me that being matters more than knowing.
I’D WAIT FOR THE LION.
A happy 100th birthday to Tove Jansson!
hearts, mar 2013
the moon and michael