“That’s the power of artists’ privacy. It preserves the melodies otherwise drowned out by words, stories, information.”
Joshua Rothman – in The New Yorker
This article in The New Yorker on July 9th 2014, is a keeper. So I just had to keep a post linked here for posterity. He begins:
“These days, when we use the word “privacy,” it usually has a political meaning. We’re concerned with other people and how they might affect us. We think about how they could use information about us for their own ends, or interfere with decisions that are rightfully ours. We’re mindful of the lines that divide public life from private life. We have what you might call a citizen’s sense of privacy.
That’s an important way to think about privacy, obviously. But there are other ways. ” Read on here >> just, perfect.
Virginia Woolf, 25th January 1882 – 28th March 1941
“To be silent; to be alone. All the being and the doing, expansive, glittering, vocal, evaporated; and one shrunk, with a sense of solemnity, to being oneself…”