Friday 31 May 2019

Rather Than Hope

         Freedom is a form of rootlessness there, while experience teaches futility rather than hope, and people fail to make more than fleeting contact with one another or find a place in a society that guarantees every wish and whim is within easy reach but remains utterly unconcerned with their actual fate.

excerpt from
Staying Up Much Too Late ; Edward Hopper's Nighthawks
and the Dark Side of the American Psyche
Gordon Theisen
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