Jonathan Simons

Latest Sparks

Film

The Long Day Closes
Directed by Terence Davies

 

Books

The Denial of Death
Ernest Becker

 

Poetry

Leaves of Grass
Walt Whitman

Quote of the Day

“Something is wrong with us and it goes deeper than our pathetic docility towards a vulgarized public opinion. We have come to the point of taking life for granted. So much do we take life for granted and so little does life, in its larger, simpler aspects, interest us any more, that in order to titillate our jaded senses the very arts of our time have to crack their whips, spout bloody flukes like hysterical whales, ‘make trumpets of their rumps’ and skin themselves alive for our delight.”

– John Cowper Powys