In Inferno Tempore
Rosie M. M. Pitman.
The bottom line is that (a) people are never perfect, but love can be, (b) that is the one and only way that the mediocre and the vile can be transformed, and (c) doing that makes it that. Loving makes love. Loving makes itself. We waste time looking for the perfect lover instead of creating the perfect love. Wouldn’t that be the way to make love stay?
Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker
Elizabeth Cotton Newport Folk Festival 1964
photographed by David Gahr