-Fanny Burney, Camilla
As Abe (Abraham) Lincoln noted: "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
"Keats fled from the egotistical sublime of Wordsworth’s generation. He suddenly became aware, in a Joycean epiphany, that 'What shocks the virtuous philosopher, delights the camelian poet.'" ~ one and only Thomas McCarthy
Happy Birthday Malchkeon ... A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip and may the next year bring as many narative and cinematic stories such as LincolN or "Cloud Atlas", which like Lincoln, explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Mitchell's novel tells six interrelated stories in a variety of genres spread over a period of nearly 500 years, from 1850 to 2321. They run consecutively but stop just before their crucial concluding episodes, which then follow in the latter part of the book Cloud Atlas of Polish influence: Lana and Andy Wachowski
“Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
- Franz Kafka