|THE MAGIC HOUR, SOUTH BENTON AVE., LA, LOOKING NORTH|
LOOK AT THAT RESPLENDENT GOLDEN STRUCTURE
IN THE DISTANCE!
--Alfred Kazin’s Journals, selected and edited by Richard M. Cook, p. 130
"I always had a sense of being followed, of being desired a sense of hope and expectation."
"Religion consists of the belief that everything that happens to us is extraordinarily important. It can never disappear from the world for this reason."
--Italian poet Cesare Pavese (1908-1950)
One of the fruits of thinking that everything’s important is that you begin to live every second at an inner fever pitch, in such a way that all your powers and talents and faculties are brought to a thrilling, vitalized, height.
Either that, or like Pavese, you kill yourself.