Aristotle Speaks

ALL COMEDIES SHOULD END WITH A WEDDING.  ALL TRAGEDIES SHOULD END WITH THE DEATH OF THE HERO [or heroine as we’d say today].

I’m afraid this can’t be either, beginning with a death and working it’s way backwards.  But I’m fairly certain this has tragedy written all over it; especially since I haven’t even joined up some of the other doomed characters. How my life, and the life of my parents, affected, and continues to affect my photography.

Photo journals

Poets Walk Journal

— From journal. 8/28/1996 — at work— woman comes up to me to have me sign photograph that she had had matted.  What a great pleasure that was — how delighted — how I played with the signature, like Art Carney waving his arms around before signing it.  Rob [co-worker] says to me as she’s walking away — “Is that extra?” and I say, “No.  I pay her to ask me to sign it.”