Where There Is Great Love

“There were no embraces, because where there is great love there is often little display of it.”

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Don Quixote

 
 

Paul Cadmus and Jared French. Photograph by George Platt Lynes, 1938

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Afraid of Being Rushed

“Staring and staring into the mirror, it sees many faces within its face – the face of the child, the boy, the young man, the not-so-young man – all present still, preserved like fossils on superimposed layers, and, like fossils, dead. Their message to this live dying creature is: Look at us – we have died – what is there to be afraid of?

It answers them: But that happened so gradually, so easily. I’m afraid of being rushed.”

Christopher Isherwood
A Single Man

 
 

George Tooker with Paul Cadmus and Jared French in Mirror. Photo by George Platt Lynes, c.1949