Thanks for putting up with me throughout the day, and thanks to Sarah for giving me the chance. I enjoyed it, particularly the exchange of noir quotes. And, since it has been a day for quotes, I’ll leave you with the one I have framed above my desk. I think it’s one of the best things I’ve ever heard about art, and it is the perfect tonic on the day of a bad review…and probably a more important tonic on the day of a great review. The songwriter is Josh Ritter, the album is “Hello Starling,” and the song is “Snow is Gone.”
I sang in exultation, pulled the stops,
you always looked a little bored.
But I’m singing for the love of it,
have mercy on the man who sings to be adored.