It’s remarkable that one person could create so much beauty.
Nothing — nothing — is unthinkable, and political institutions by themselves provide no permanent safety from barbarism, which permanently lurks beneath civilization’s thin, brittle crust.
This is why the Holocaust is the dark sun into which this democracy should peer.
In ‘Break Shot: My First 21 Years‘ James Taylor recounts his first 21 years in very personal and moving terms while interspersing his wonderful music.
The audiobook is only 90-minutes long and worth every minute. Here are a couple of highlights that really resonated with me:
- “Memory is tricky. We remember how it felt, not necessarily how it was. Songs grow out of memories.”
- “We want to go back and fix something that has already vanished and can never be corrected. But we can correct it in a song . . . .”