“For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.”
That’s beautiful. I read the title to my brother Salem and his reply was, “I am.” I couldn’t argue so I just shook my head and walked away.
Beautiful and how I feel about not being able to hold loved ones in this time of the virus!
What a beautiful and painful connection, yes
Man, could he ever write. What’s that from?
Apologies for missing this a week ago!
It’s from a 1964 collaborative work of his with Richard Avedon called “Nothing Personal”
One I’d never heard of. I just re-read the quote. It’s still stunning.