Eye of Reason

the way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason

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I came in with Halley’s Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year, and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my life if I don’t go out with Halley’s Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: ‘Now here are these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out together.’ Oh, I am looking forward to that.

Mark Twain speaking with his first biographer Albert Paine about his unique “relationship” with Halley’s Comet. 

The comet appeared on November 16, 1835, exactly two weeks before the author’s birth.

It returned on April 20, 1910. Twain died the next day.

The original NY Times obit on Mr. Twain.

(via obitoftheday)

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714 Plays
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
Act IV, No. 25 Entr’acte & No. 26 Scène

unhistorical:

Swan Lake, Op. 20 (1877), Act IV, No. 25 Entr’acte & No. 26 Scène