Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May 31, 1819 - March 26, 1892

Morgan Library & Museum

The impalpable sustenance of me from all things at all hours of the day,  
The simple, compact, well-join’d scheme, myself disintegrated, every one disintegrated
            yet part of the scheme, 
The similitudes of the past and those of the future, 
The glories strung like beads on my smallest sights and hearings, on the walk in the street
            and the passage over the river, 
The current rushing so swiftly and swimming with me far away, 
The others that are to follow me, the ties between me and them, 
The certainty of others, the life, love, sight, hearing of others.
                                                                                               (from  Crossing Brooklyn Ferry)

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