“I believe in aristocracy…”

“I believe in aristocracy… if that is the right word, and if a democrat may use it. Not an aristocracy of power, based upon rank and influence, but an aristocracy of the sensitive, the considerate and the plucky. Its members are to be found in all nations and
classes, and all through the ages, and there is a secreat [sic] understanding between them when they meet. They represent the true human tradition, the one permanent victory of our queer race over cruelty and chaos. Thousands of them perish in obscurity, a few are great names. They are sensitive for others as well as themselves, they are considerate without being fussy, their pluck is not swankiness but power to endure, and they can take a joke.”
(E. M. Forster, Two Cheers for Democracy)

HJN2000L Abuelita

HJN2000L Abuelita. Oil on canvas, 16 X 20 in. Framed, signed. $1450

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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