Topophilia

I am neither the first nor the last person to love stone. Pygmalion, who shunned the flaws of the women he met, set out to create a sculpture that was so inimitable that he couldn’t help but shower her with unadulterated adoration even before benevolent Aphrodite brought stone to life.  The statue appeared to glow …

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Carrie Fisher, George Michael, Alan Rickman, Prince, David Bowe, Harper Lee . . . they are all gone.  2016 ended with a collective human sigh and a GoFundMe drive to keep Betty White alive because humanity had had enough. But what about John Berger who died on January 2? It seems like 2017 took the …