Random thoughts . . . Tom Clark maintains his blog with rare dedication. Check out today's, devoted to a Joe Brainard prose piece and the drawings of Hans Holbein. . . We were talking about religion-substitutes recently. I nominated "art" and "politics." My friends volunteered "pornography" and "drugs." They won. . . I've been reading Auden writing in the Byronic manner:
I hate pompositas and all authority;
Its air of injured rightness also sends
Me shuddering from the cultured smug minority.
'Perpetual revolution,' left-wing friends
Tell me, 'in counter-revolution ends.
Your fate will be to linger on outcast
A selfish pink old Liberal to the last.'