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April 22, 2018
Rest in arcadia my precious Goatie, knowing that so many of the living still miss you. Smacks. Mary
December 04, 2016
Franklin was an amazing man and always championed the living, working artist (vertical) as much as those that have passed (horizontal). He was a champion of my work as well as my grandfather's - J. Theodore Johnson. His colorful stories revolving around the world of art, artists and collectors was terrific and help us captive at the dinner table and beyond. He also introduced me to the work of Harold Shapinsky, an abstract master in my view. I will always smile and bow politely in his honor each time I walk past 24, East 73rd Street in NYC. A great man.
September 18, 2016
So sad to learn of Franklin's death. We were coworkers at the Met many years ago and Franklin always made it easy to get through the day.
June 08, 2016
God Bless dear old friend. You will always be missed.
April 22, 2016
Still missed, always remembered, dear friend.
December 16, 2015
Goodbye dear friend
April 22, 2015
Poem that expresses my own thoughts today better than I can is here: Catalogue of Ephemera.

One addition:

Thank you, Peg, for the precious gift of Franklin.
April 22, 2015
A Pantheist yahrzeit gathering for my too-large-for-life truly-madly-deeply beloved ~

Horace:

"Fleeter than Icarus, see me float
O'er Bosporus, singing as I go,
And o'er Gaetulian sands remote,
And Hyperborean fields of snow;
By Dacian horde, that masks its fear
Of Marsic steel, shall I be known,
And furthest Scythian: Spain shall hear
My warbling, and the banks of Rhone.
No dirges for my fancied death;
No weak lament, no mournful stave;
All clamorous grief were waste of breath,
And vain the tribute of a grave."

And Keats of course:

"O Attic shape! Fair attitude! with brede
Of marble men and maidens overwrought,
With forest branches and the trodden weed;
Thou, silent form, dost tease us out of thought
As doth eternity: Cold Pastoral!
When old age shall this generation waste,
Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st,
Beauty is truth, truth beauty,that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."

And Lord Macaulay:

"Then out spake brave Horatius,
The Captain of the gate:
To every man upon this earth
Death cometh soon or late
And how can man die better
Than facing fearful odds
For the ashes of his fathers
And the temples of his gods"

And Pound:

"What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee;
What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage."

And from Liber AL vel Legis:

"For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect"

With Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" simply because it aroused your soul

And your memo to self in one of your notebooks:

"Never attempt to re-order a life already lived"

Finally, as you often wished for me:

"Sleep like an angel"
March 23, 2015
I didn't know Franklin well, I only bought only two works from him. Nevertheless, I am sad to learn that he no longer walks on this earth and trust that he is improving the aesthetics in the after life as I type.
July 24, 2014
Goats contramundo. More than just a game for two. For a thousand years. And a thousand more. Forever. Always.

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