Tuesday, December 26, 2017

who wants to be worthy of the events

Definition of a clown: a man who wants to be worthy of the events of the day.

(Louis Aragon, Treatise on Style, 1928, tr. Alyson Waters)

A country postman, as my 27, 000 comrades, I walked each day from Hauterives to Tersanne – in the region where there are still traces of the time when the sea was here – sometimes going through snow and ice, sometimes through flowers.

(Autobiographical statement by the artist Ferdinand 'Le Facteur' Cheval, quoted by John Berger in Landscapes: John Berger on Art, ed. Tom Overton. Translated by Berger?)

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