Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Harry Crosby Day!

“. . . the Sun is a lighthouse on a Sea of Clouds . . .”

Yes, so wrote Harry Crosby in his diary on November 7, 1927, after seeing “a giant revolving phare” at the Salon Nautique, Paris’ annual boat show.

This is but one of many metaphors relating to the Sun that the solar-obsessed Crosby wrote in his diaries, poems, and notebooks.

“Lighthouse on a Sea of Clouds” seems particularly picturesque and poetic, and for those reasons is a favorite. Let’s celebrate it here

today – 

the 126th anniversary of Crosby’s birth on June 4, 1898.  





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