Operation: Suck Out All the Marrow of Life/To Put to
Rout All That Was Not Life; And Not, When I Came to Die,
Discover That I Had Not Lived

In tribute to David Foster Wallace

The plan= To head west in a truck dubbed, John W. Silver and steer a
course to Utah via undetermined locations.

10-31-09-Agent W. Blade¹ cut through Detroit on his way to Ann Arbor. In Detroit he photographed a city that in some places is actually returning to pasture due to neglect. In Ann Arbor he made rendezvous with the criminal mastermind, Ash Wednesday, with whom he spent hours discussing the nuances of gender/educational models/less so, Michigan’s beer.

On I-94, the following day, W. Blade rode into Chicago amidst a rainstorm of elephantine proportions and sought refuge at the Chicago Art Institute. There he sketched from Caravaggio’s Supper at Emmaus on loan from London’s National Gallery. He admired El Greco’s Assumption of the Virgin but recalled being more moved by Titian’s Assumption at the Friari in Venice. Onward to Madison, Wisconsin, where he found a city that had fallen under the spell of some odd festival known as “Halloween” in which hordes of youth dressed in costume and paraded down State St.

  1. agent of A.P.O.L.L.O.

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