Wednesday, June 28, 2006

not by man alone

Listening to Coltrane, ballads (thanks to Eric), on a rainy day. Reminded, that sentimental Baker sings a version of this one.

Democracy, meanwhile, is maybe an old man listening too hard. He is trying to feel..profundity–as it were. And so missing feeling–and the putting at risk–altogether.

If only fitting back into one body were so easily accomplished.

Reading on America, Tocqueville and Nancy.


s0metim3s said...

I'm glad you picked up the 'man alone' remark of Tocqueville's - Democracy in America is worth a read or four. And on the related points: something more ...

Matt said...

Was really struck by it, actually. Thanks.