Saturday, May 26, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
"Robert still supported Mary and was there for her whenever he could be, but he had pretty much moved on," it says. A Spanish proverb: He who grabs too much squeezes little; Quien mucho abarca poco aprieta. Poor Mary, 'a childhood friend of the Kennedy family,' she believed in Robert. She looked up to him and was disappointed. To paraphrase Brutus in Julius Caesar, 'the fault was not in her but in her stars,' but she couldn't see that Robert grabbed too much but squeezed too little as the proverb would have it. Or that is a potential narrative.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I have long enjoyed this medieval picture of melancholy which David Rosenberg put on the book's cover . The book seems like an analyst's explication not in the sense that it is a psychoanalytic insight but rather that it takes the extant material and gives a possible reality in the reflection.