March Past and the Redeeming Power of Memory


grenadacall_imageMarch 13, 2015

 

The young are forever too infantile to make proper sense of Leonard Cohen‘s ancient wisdom in “Anthem” in which the poet writes:

There is a crack, a crack in everything

That’s how the light gets in

That’s how the light gets in

Cohen’s poetic light flashes in the intensity of Umberto Eco’s essay “On Literature:

The novelist -moral philosopher should be heard at this hour of our debt.   

“There are non-material forces which cannot be measured precisely, but nonetheless carry weight”.

Contemplate the weight of weightlessness.

Beware the inflexible, for once upon a time on an island inflexibility rained blood on Lenin’s “precipitous path”.

Beware the toxic certainty of orthodoxy.

 

Caldwell Taylor

 

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