Passages records the books I'm reading, the live music I'm hearing, and the movies I'm seeing. Every now and then I'll throw in a passage from a book I read a while back or a trailer from a old favorite movie. Occasionally, there is something that simply caught my eye. But most of it is what I'm reading and hearing and watching in real time.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

All that was elegant is shabby

All that was elegant is shabby, all that was noble is shabby. All that once told of civilized elegance now speaks of ruthless barbarism.

Union Army surgeon in the aftermath of the Fredricksburg campaign, December 1862

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