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Friday, April 22, 2011

Stifling Uniformity



Look at Andres Segovia in the fifties. If you didn't know who he was, I could have told you he invented a transistor, or reviewed mortgages at the savings and loan, or toiled in any number of mundane professions, and his appearance wouldn't give it away.

People used to be serious, and you'd find serious people in every walk of life. Now all the Jeeves are dead, and everyone's either a high or low budget Wooster. Who allows their work or their art alone to speak for them anymore?

3 comments:

Andy said...

Bet his right thumb never un-curved. Bet he always looked like he was hitch hiking.

Wish I could pick and fret like that.

Andy
www.smokingtoaster.com

shoreacres said...

Who allows their work or their art alone to speak for them anymore?

Who even asks questions like that anymore?

Questions like that are reason enough to spend more time over here than I have.

SippicanCottage said...

Hi Andy

Hi Shore Acres- Thanks for reading and commenting.