Overture to Candide

Bernstein on Voltaire: “Optimism, as a strict belief, breeds complacency, induces lethargy, inhibits the human power to change, to progress, to rise against injustice, or to create anything that might contribute to a genuinely better world.”

// New York Philharmonic, Composed & Conducted by Leonard Bernstein

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night

LPC-bound Drone’s-eye view of the backside of my apartment