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Cynthia Ozick —
born on April 17, 1928,
Cynthia Ozick is an American-Jewish short story writer, novelist, and essayist... (wikipedia)
An article can be timely, topical, engaged in the issues and personalities of the moment; it is likely to be stale within the month. In five years, it may have acquired the quaint aura of a rotary phone. An article is usually Siamese-twinned to its date of birth.
In books, as in life, there are no second chances. On second thought: it's the next work, still to be written, that offers the second chance.
Traveling is seeing; it is the implicit that we travel by.
An essay is a thing of the imagination. If there is information in an essay, it is by-the-by, and if there is an opinion, one need not trust it for the long run. A genuine essay rarely has an educational, polemical, or sociopolitical use; it is the movement of a free mind at play.
Early in the 1990s, I flew alone in a dandelion-yellow, single-engine, 180-horsepower Piper Cherokee from Westchester County Airport in New York westward to the Rocky Mountains, landing and refuelling a good many times in middle-sized cities and towns along the way.