I’d Choose Grammar

“If I had a choice of weapons with you, sir, I’d choose grammar!” —from Lady For A Day Love this insult heard in an early Frank Capra film that I watched on TCM last night. The butler said it!

Unsayable Grace

Words can never say, as music can, the unsayable grace that leaps like light from mind to mind.

— Gwen Harwood

Ghost Singing

A 10-second fragment of a person singing Au clair de lune and recorded on April 9, 1860, has been discovered and played back. It was recorded with smoke and paper 17 years before Edison invented the phonograph. LINK

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Day-Blind Stars

…And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light…

— Wendell Berry