Collage: Guiteau/Garfield, by JF, 2016.
This was inspired by my recently watching the Murder of a President documentary on PBS, on the assassination of President James A. Garfield
by Charles Guiteau.
Garfield, Arthur, Harrison, and Hayes, time of my father's time, blood of his blood, life of his life, . . . were the lost Americans: their gravely vacant and bewhiskered faces mixed, melted, swam together in the sea depths of a past intangible, immeasurable, and unknowable as the buried city of Persepolis.
-- Thomas Wolfe (source)
I should re-read some Thomas Wolfe sometime. I always remember his description of his writing practice, using the top of a refrigerator as a desk.