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A Change of Scene

If you've been here before you'll notice that we've made a few changes. Or maybe we should avoid responsibility and say that changes have occurred. We're not experts in HTML code and as we "improve" this website odd things happen, and if we begin to improve things at 8:00 in the evening we find ourselves still working and trying to undo our
improvements at 3:00 AM. So please just read the central column and forget the surroundings. Thanks.


We posted the picture below the day after the summer solstice. It’s a water color etching by William Blake called Ancient of Days. Ancient of Days is another name for God and here Blake has portrayed him as the architect of the universe. The phrase and what it calls to mind has inspired artists for generations. Blake may have had in mind these words from the Book of Daniel: I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of Days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.Good grief! The days are getting shorter!

Notes


Eugene Mirabelli, who writes most of the posts on Critical Pages, is busy completing another book, so the frequency of new posts has fallen off. Please feel free to wander back through what's here or click on one of the subjects in the tag cloud below and -- who knows? -- you may be pleasantly surprised. We hope so.