Vivian Maier, street photographer and nanny

      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–

      — Emily Dickinson

      [in case anyone (especially the documentary writers) missed the parallel with another profoundly artistic recluse famous only after her death.]


Caricatura de Miguel de Unamuno por Luis Bagaría |

    “In this case, Sr Don Alejandro Gomez, allow me to tell you…”
    “Say anything you want, but be careful of your words, for I have another bottle handy.”
    “Then Sr Don Alejandro Gomez,” he said raising his voice, “you are not a gentleman.”
    “Why of course not; of course I’m not a gentleman. I, a gentleman? Since when? How? I was brought up an ass-keeper and not a gentleman! And I didn’t even bring lunch to the man who called himself my father, riding upon a donkey, but walking on foot. Of course I’m no gentleman. Gentlemanliness and me–come now, how absurd!”
    — Miguel de Unamuno, Three Exemplary Novels