John Updike Passes

One of the canons of the contemporary American canon, John Updike, died yesterday.

photo: “Massachusetts – John Updike, 1962.  ©Dennis Stock / Magnum.

“We do survive every moment, after all, except the last one.”
-John Updike

…though I much prefer,

Existence itself does not feel horrible; it feels like an ecstasy, rather, which we have only to be still to experience.”
-John Updike

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