Herbie Mann Comin' Home

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Et. Al.

Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms.

Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner.

Rothko, Pollock.


All 'irregulars'.  None without 'issues'.  

A list that could go on, if I had the breath and breadth.

Is it that they're 'like us', frail?  Is it that we're like them, capacious?



  1. Maybe we are both great and frail in our issues.

  2. Chris,

    Yes. My oppositions always beg their mutual inclusion. All oppositions seem to.

    Notice what most of us (present company excepted) do: downplay our frailties (some of them glaring), and exaggerate our virtues (most of them small).