I started reading My Emily Dickinson by Susan Howe. At location 497 in my Kindle edition I fell in love with
“The vital distinction between concealment and revelation is the essence of her work.”
It’s got me thinking about artists and heroes and how much we see but don’t know, and know but don’t see as we go through our days.
In the novel Les Miserables, Victor Hugo has a way of making the common person a hero in a quiet way that most would not recognize in their daily comings and goings. Monsieur Madeleine is a quiet hero.