The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49758 Message #752932
Posted By: Jeri
23-Jul-02 - 07:05 AM
Thread Name: Alan Lomax: Another View
Subject: RE: Alan Lomax: Another View
I find it difficult to judge anyone's entire life based on things I've heard from other people. Everyone's done good; everyone's done bad. It seems when someone's in the public eye, their lives are analyzed under a microscope, and I wonder how enormous all of our sins would seem given the same treatment.
People also learn over the years and may not be the same person at the end of life they were at various points during it. It's too easy to look at a snapshot in time and say "this was the man." You ignore the possibility people can change. I never met the man. All I know is, the place where Alan Lomax's life touched mine is full of music and is a good place.