Daily Archives: April 19, 2018

Still Life in Jacksonville…

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The historical sense to which our New Europeans lay claim with such gusto

is derived from a centuries long mingling of classes and races.

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Thanks to this mingling, the past of every form and mode of life

now streams unchecked into modern souls…

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Our instincts run back in all directions simultaneously,

so that, we have ourselves become a sort of living chaos.

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The spirit, again, immediately perceives an advantage to this cultural dilettantism.

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Our pallettes can quite easily accommodate both Homer and Shakespeare

in equal measure and yet still revel in the clashing colours

such a combination inevitably produces.