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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Quote of the Day (Saul Bellow, on a ‘Great, Great Crowd’ Thronging Midcentury Broadway)
“On Broadway it was still bright afternoon and the
gassy air was almost motionless under the leaden spokes of sunlight, and
sawdust footprints lay about the doorways of butcher shops and fruit stores.
And the great, great crowd, the inexhaustible current of millions of every race
and kind pouring out, pressing round, of every race and genius, possessors of
every human secret, antique and future, in every face the refinement of one
particular motive or essence - I labor, I spend, I strive, I design, I love, I
cling, I uphold, I give way, I envy, I long, I scorn, I die, I hide, I want.
Faster, much faster than any man could make the tally.”— American novelist Saul
Bellow (1915-2005), Seize the Day (1956)
I'm a librarian (no, NOT a "cybrarian" or "information scientist" or any of the other trendy terms the profession has come up with), as well as a freelance writer/researcher; my political leanings are contrarian, much to the dismay of friends on the left and right, and so I will give anyone looking for my vote exactly what they deserve -- the back of my hand