To Time’s Analysis

  THE LILAC IS AN ANCIENT SHRUB Emily Dickinson The Lilac is an ancient Shrub But ancienter than that The Firmamental Lilac Opon the Hill Tonight— The Sun subsiding on his Course Bequeathes this final plant To Contemplation—not to Touch— The Flower of Occident. Of one Corolla is the West— The Calyx is the Earth— […]

Until it Happens To You

THE CRACK-UP F. Scott Fitzgerald Of course all life is a process of breaking down, but the blows that do the dramatic side of the work-the big sudden blows that come, or seem to come, from outside-the ones you remember and blame things on and, in moments of weakness, tell your friends about, don’t show […]

We Don’t Know The Score

Tender Is the Night F. Scott Fitzgerald You never knew exactly how much space you occupied in people’s lives. John Keats was one of the greatest poets of the English language.  Among other things he wrote Ode to a Nightingale, the beautiful poem from which F. Scott Fitzgerald got the title of his famous book […]

Crash

The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly. F. Scott Fitzgerald, from The Great Gatsby The Roaring Twenties must have been an extraordinary time. Of all the great writers, no one captured it better than F. Scott Fitzgerald who […]