A View From the Road

Library Walk

“Truth exists. Only falsehood has to be invented.”

George Braque (1882-1963) – Le Jour et La Nuit

Sometimes we must look down to see the view.  One of my favorite places in New York is the Public Library, on 5th Avenue and 42nd Street; you know where the two large marble lions, Patience and Fortitude live.  I have loved exploring this library.

On one occasion, I approached the library on 41st Street; and found embedded in the sidewalk, are a series of bronze plaques about words; many by authors I love, from Kate Chopin to William Styron.

“The knowledge of different literatures frees one from the tyranny of a few.”

José Martí (1853-1895) “On Oscar Wilde”

Sculptor: Gregg Lefevre

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