The Best Thing I Read This Week Is …

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… it takes strength to remember, it takes another kind of strength to forget, it takes a hero to do both.  People who remember court madness through pain, the pain of the perpetually recurring death of their innocence; people who forget court another kind of madness, the madness of the denial of pain and the hatred of innocence; and the world is mostly divided between madmen who remember and madmen who forget.  Heroes are rare.

James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room (via The Ferocity)

I love this.  I love James Baldwin.  Read about his film criticism here.  And check out his interview in The Paris Review here.

MM

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