Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Tuesday February 25, 2003

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 10:23 PM

For Mark Rothko

Plagued in life by depression — what Styron, quoting Milton, called "darkness visible" — Rothko took his own life on this date in 1970.  As a sequel to the previous note, "Song of Not-Self," here are the more cheerful thoughts of the song "Time's a Round," the first of Shiva Dancing: The Rothko Chapel Songs, by C. K. Latham.  See also my comment on the previous entry (7:59 PM).

Time’s a round, time’s a round,
A circle, you see, a circle to be.

— C. K. Latham




  1. The idea revisted again in the “circle of life”.   I guess this means there is no way for history not to repeat itself, huh?  

    Comment by NickyJett — Saturday, March 1, 2003 @ 1:24 PM

  2. Dunno. But now that you point it out, I see that even though the tune itself is cheerful, the words of the song are not. Ah well, can’t have hakuna matata all the time.

    Comment by m759 — Saturday, March 1, 2003 @ 3:38 PM

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