Jacob Lawrence, "Depression" (1950)
Jacob Lawrence, Depression (1950)
Can a Game Be Literature?

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July 10, 2004:

That you made such disastrous choices that your life cannot recover, not ever, leaving as remainder merely the struggle for scraps. Struggle against poverty in old age, struggle against failing health, struggle against loneliness, struggle most of all against the very sense of failure that lies behind the struggle itself. With victories measured in shards and inches, by the metaphysical dirt under your nails, like a spiritual version of the Somme.