Pic of the day: Head of a Peasant Girl, by Kazimir Malevich
Knowledge and Wisdom, far from being one,
Have oft-times no connexion, Knowledge dwells
in heads replete with thoughts of other men,
Wisdom in minds attentive to their own.
William Cowper, The Task (1785)
Viddy of the day: Plato’s Cave (animated version) circa 1973, narrated by Orson Welles.
There are a great many better people than I who have written on the subject of the horrors that befell the poor people of Connecticut on Friday morning.
There are also a great many better people who have written on guns and gun control, and mental illness, and what can be done to make ourselves safer.
I know not what to do or think to be honest.
Mute horror can be the only reaction.
There are times that insanity cannot be helped or stopped, no matter how hard we try.
Gun control, as much as it may help in some way, will not bring the dead back to life.
And that powerlessness is the problem.
Everything that we are as humans screams to be able to do what we cannot.
To save those who were lost.
To fix that which cannot be fixed.
So we sit, and ask why,
And find no answer.
That’s it from here, America. G’night