Sunday, September 6, 2020

“Pray for the Grace of Accuracy.”

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The title is from a poem by Robert Lowell.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Entertainment News

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:35 PM

Pray for the grace of accuracy.” — Robert Lowell

Related material — Futon Dream.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Blackboard Jungle Continues

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Images from a post titled For Stephen King

IMAGE- Long division, yellow chalk, 12977 divided by 23

IMAGE- From a Lawrence Block mystery 'A Stab in the Dark'- 'There was a problem in long division worked out in yellow chalk on the blackboard' and 'You wanted a picture'-Lynn London

Related images —

"Pray for the grace of accuracy" — Robert Lowell

Friday, November 26, 2010

Shining Forth

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continued from 2001

A quotation from Robert Lowell in this journal —

From “Epilogue,” in Robert Lowell’s Day by Day , 1977:

The painter’s vision is not a lens,
it trembles to caress the light.

All’s misalliance.
Yet why not say what happened?
Pray for the grace of accuracy
Vermeer gave to the sun’s illumination….

Lowell’s stepdaughter published a memoir, Why Not Say What Happened? , on October 19th, 2010.

What happened in this journal on that date was “Savage Logic and the New York Lottery.”

That post includes the quoted rhetorical question

“Is it a genuine demolition of the walls which seem to separate mind from mind…?”

Here is the context of October 19th—


For a different, and to me more interesting, context for the “walls” question, see Party Phone  (August 31st, 2006).

Thursday, July 22, 2010

By Chance

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PA Lottery 7/21— Midday 312, Evening 357.

Related material:

This journal on 3/12

Image-- Group Characters, from 'Symmetry,' Pergamon Press, 1963

and a .357—

Image-- MTV star spotting-- Lindsay Lohan, Nun with a Gun

Related philosophy—

"Character is fate." — Heraclitus

"Pray for the grace of accuracy." — Robert Lowell

Oh, and a belated happy 7/21 birthday to Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Saturday September 29, 2007

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:09 AM

From The New York Times
on the Feast of
St. Michael and All Angels:

NYT obituaries, Michaelmas 2007, with Wolfgang Panofsky

Recommended reading in the afterlife
for Rabbi Shapira:
The Man as Pure as Lucifer,”
by Graham Greene

Recommended viewing in the afterlife
for Dr. Panofsky, son of Erwin Panofsky:

An Instance of the Fingerpost, starring Kate Beckinsale

“Pray for the grace of accuracy.”
— Robert Lowell, quoted in
a web page titled
Is Nothing Sacred?

“The page numbers are
generally reliable.”
— Steven H. Cullinane,
Zen and Language Games

Related material:
Sacred Passion:
The Art of William Schickel
U. of Notre Dame Press, 1998

Click on the fingerpost
for further details.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Friday September 22, 2006

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Shining Forth continued:

The Grace of Accuracy

In this morning's New York Times:

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The Times describes yesterday's
memorial to Cy Feuer,
producer, notably, of the 1972
film version of "Cabaret"–

"Joel Grey sang 'Willkommen….'"

Related material:

a Log24 entry
from October 29, 2002–


Our Judeo-Christian Heritage:

Two Sides of the Same Coin


On this date in 1897,
Goebbels was born.
Related reading:

The Calvin College
Propaganda Archive

Prince Ombra.


Joseph Goebbels

  — and Echoes
(August 11, 2006).

The New York Times on Sven Nykvist,
a cinematographer who died on Wednesday:

"In his films, especially those with Mr. Bergman, light assumed a metaphysical dimension that went beyond mood. It distilled and deepened the feelings of torment and spiritual separation that afflicted Bergman characters." –Stephen Holden

"Pray for the grace of accuracy
Vermeer gave to the sun's illumination…."

— "Epilogue," by Robert Lowell,
in Day by Day, 1977

For further remarks on light,
see Shining Forth as well as
Tombstone (from May 17,
the date of Feuer's death).

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