Thursday, August 7th
Bela Bartok (1881-1945), String Quartet No. 4 in C major, Quatuor Ebène, live
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 . . .
—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827; translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)