In a weird parallel to Bowie's Blackstar, Leonard Cohen was to die just a few days after You Want It Darker came out. He also wrote and recorded it while battling terminal ill… http://markmeynell.net/blog/2017/01/blackstar-and-falling-star-leonards-legacy/
I've always found the old Indian parable of the Blind men and the elephant infuriating - Trevin Wax does a great job drawing together all the problems with it.
I've loved Odilon Redon for a while... but at a distance. I know very little about him, and know only a little bit of his work. So I've very little to say about it, other than to … A Sufi mystic and a French symbolist combined... for friendship graced sleep... at one level... http://markmeynell.net/blog/2015/12/q-combinations-10-mystical-restoration-through-hafiz-and-redon/