Louis Abel-Truchet (French, 1857-1918), Gare Saint-Lazare, 1893. Oil on canvas, 100.5 x 151 cm.
Once there was only dark. If you ask me, the light is winning.
from “Homecoming” - Geoffrey H. Hartman
Down is easier. Breathing
toward waters ringed at nightfall
by lovers, crooked walls and shouts
lapping the crumbling brick:
there I rest in the shadow of thought,
there I see what I cannot see:
my darkness is not their darkness.
Mr. Ray Charles in live performance at Carnegie Hall In New York City, 1966. Photography by Bill Ray, courtesy of Life Magazine.