"It seems to me that to organize on the basis of feeding people or righting social injustice and all that is very valuable. But to rally people around the idea of modernism, modernity, or something is simply silly. I mean, I don't know what kind of a cause that is, to be up to date. I think it ultimately leads to fashion and snobbery and I'm against it."
Jack Levine: January 3, 1915 – November 8, 2010
Song for the Harvest Season Jan DeGaetani, soprano American Brass Quintet Gerard Schwarz - trumpet, cornet and flugelhorn John Eckert - trumpet Edward Birdwell - french horn Arnold Fromme - tenor trombone
Our mother is better but far from well. One of our friends, who is a doctor, looked at things and said that the hospital nearly killed her, though not for attribution in a court of law. She requires round the clock care so we're not getting a lot of extra things done. Unfortunately, she has developed bed sores so there is also that to deal with. But her doctor says there is nothing imminently life threatening in her condition. It's exhausting but it's a good reminder that there is no experience in life better than being able to do things for others. Maybe that's the purpose of suffering, the answer to the problem of evil.