Thursday, August 7th

by musicclipoftheday

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Bela Bartok (1881-1945), String Quartet No. 4 in C major, Quatuor Ebène, live


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lagniappe

reading table

Sometimes it feels like a writer is speaking directly to you. Yesterday, before catching a flight to Orlando, then driving sixty miles to this hotel, which I’ll soon be leaving to see a client at a federal prison, I happened upon this.

in and out
of prison they go . . .
baby sparrows

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827; translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)