By Jordan Mooney.
Header image basis, first article photograph and posters courtesy of Igor Gruda, Grafotopia
That element of tragedy which lies in the very fact of frequency, has not yet wrought itself into the coarse emotion of mankind; and perhaps our frames could hardly bear much of it. If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity.
So goes that famous quote from Mary Ann Evan‘s era-defining novel, Middlemarch. The quote deals with the idea of people having no attention for common, everyday suffering – how we maintain a self-imposed ignorance as a defence mechan...Read More