By Stanley Cavell
This paintings is an creation to the lifetime of philosophy within the usa, as Emerson as soon as lived it, in all its topographical ambiguity.
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He agreed that it would. What had put such a thought into my head was that a cousin of my mother had run away with a gambler from San Francisco and my Philosophy and the Arrogation of Voice 33 parents and I would see the pair from time to time on excursions from Sacramento. I didn't positively know that the gambler did anything illegal, but I phoned him, told him the story, and asked for the' name of a doctor who would tell this lie about my ear. He knew one, not far from the naval base, and by the time I arrived at this doctor's officedizzy with an excitement edged with a sense of the illicit-the letter was waiting.
The presence of the extraordinary group of musicians in the swing band-more talent than a town that size under normal circumstances could expect to support-was the result of their each having reason to move there to take military exemptions by working in war-related occupations; the several players I knew best had families and were, I judged, an average of ten years older than I. My introduction to them came through the pawn shop, with its (justified) reputation for honesty, and its stock ranging from bargains in diamonds and gold to buys in amplified guitars.
Running away from home to enlist in the navy was not part of it; enlisting the navy to help me leave home was much more like it. Moreover, my parents had evidently failed to consider that the consequence of a childhood accident-hit by a car as I ran headlong into our mostly uneventful street to retrieve a ball, I was left with a damaged left ear-might keep me out. I had already found out, from the latest doctor to treat one of my endless series of ear infections, that I almost surely would not pass the physical examination.
A Pitch of Philosophy: Autobiographical Exercises (The Jerusalem-Harvard Lectures) by Stanley Cavell