The best lack all conviction, and the worst keep sharpening their claws, peddling their dark fictions…Andrew Bird (from the song Bloodless, 2019)
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.WB Yeats (The Second Coming)
So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give expressive meaning.
This post is a response to today’s 3-2-1 Quote Me Challenge, a challenge which was initially set up by A Guy Named Bloke And K9 Doodlepip
Thanks Ben Naga for inviting me to take part in today’s challenge.
The first quote immediately came to mind because I had just picked up A Vision by Yeats at the library, not because I’m some intellectual elitist, in fact I know that most of it will fly right over my head, but something about it spoke to me, said that there’s a reason that particular book jumped off the shelf. Anyway the next day I was looking up Yeats to find some supplementary reading for what I later found out was quite a massive project (which is A Vision). When I came upon the quote and instantly recognized it from the song. So i thought being given a quote challenge it was kismet.
Then struggling for a second quote more in line with the theme of expression I nearly gave up when this morning I found myself on the roof of Wild Ginger in Downtown Seattle looking at the side of Benaroya Hall was the quote engraved in stone! Ha, if that’s not the universe slapping you in the face I dont know what is!