Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hope and striving …

… The Unedited Man | Winter 2012-13 | Columbia Magazine. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Even though he generally spurned what I would call human warmth, his eyes had an encouraging glitter when the conversation was about one art or another — or history, or philosophy — which, in my presence, it almost always was. Baseball, too, with those who shared his interest. Often, though, the conversation turned to the art of correct and appropriate language, which was one of his passions, and about which, happily, we were invariably of the same opinion.

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