Thursday, October 6, 2016

NYT Magazine piece on Marshall Hodgson

The 16th-century Persian painter Dust Muhammad wrote: “Verily our works point to us/so gaze after us at our works.” Human lives are so short; we leave behind so many sad people and so much unfinished work. But creative energy is transmitted down through the generations. For Hodgson, learning was love, and love was endless. In the loveless, waning days of 2016, it feels like a revelation: something we can point to and say, “This, too, was possible.”