"OH GOOD: MOI CAN CONTINUE TO DEGENERATE..."
for some reason, was one of my initial responses to Barry Schwabsky's contribution to a celebration of the 90th birthday of his teacher, Daniel Hoffman, over HERE.
A more important reaction was my thought of how complicated it can be to teach/model compassion ... and I'm glad Mr. Hoffman was successful with Mr. Schwabsky.
I once wrote to Mr. Hoffman. He replied. Utterly gracious of him.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Daniel Hoffman.
And Barry Schwabsky? Bless you, dear ...
Oh, and Jose Garcia Villa? Calm down: you know I love you.