If I’m going to blog about the arts and politics, immersion is how I’ll keep my sanity. Emily Dickinson’s marvelous gnomic poem is the beacon.

Tell all the truth but tell it slant —
Success in Circuit lies
Too bright for our infirm Delight
The Truth’s superb surprise
As Lightning to the Children eased
With explanation kind
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind —

Happy February.