Monday, September 1, 2008

September 1st

New blue paint for Labor Day out on 24th Street near Harrison at the Precita Eyes Mural Arts Center in San Francisco.

Blue is the one mystical color. Everybody knows this. And that is why this photo seems like an illustration for the passage I have just read John Banville's early novel, Birchwood  

Listen, listen, if I know my world, which is doubtful, but if I do, I know it is chaotic, mean and vicious, with laws cast in the wrong moulds, a fair conception gone awry, in short an awful place, and yet, and yet a place capable of glory in those rare moments when a little light breaks forth, and something is not explained, not forgiven, but merely illuminated.