A column about history, culture, policy, and things in between.
Readers of this column (both of them) know that I am an audiophile, with eclectic taste in music.
For me - music is the greatest art form. I consider it so for many reasons, not least of which is the power it holds. Great music can do so many things to our hearts: enlarge, enoble, soften, and break. It can help bridge political and generational divides. And it can stamp with indellible permanence specific scenes and experiences upon the anvil of our consciousness.
Marcus Cicero, Roman orator, Proconsul, and one of the architects of Western Civilization wrote of himself, "he was never less at leisure than when at leisure, nor less alone than when all alone".
Kal-El - a.k.a. Superman - maintained a Fortress of Solitude. It was there that the Man of Steel would seclude himself, to prepare for the battles that only Superman could fight.