Sunday, July 18th

timeless

Blind Willie Johnson (1897-1945), with his wife, Willie B. Harris, “The Rain Don’t Fall on Me,” 1930

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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reading table

She’s put the child to sleep
and now she washes clothes
under the summer moon.

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from the Japanese by Robert Hass