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Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Landscape with Rain, 1917; watercolor on paper, 13 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches; Collection of Merritt P. Dyke

Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), Landscape with Rain, 1917; watercolor on paper, 13 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches; Collection of Merritt P. Dyke

Charles E. Burchfield, Journals, September 8, 1942

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Sept 8 - (Tues) - The "heavens open" and torrents of rain. During a lull in the P.M. B + I go to corner to take bus to Buffalo. After we had waited a half hour, and rain beginning we decided to return home. Evening, the girls to the (CD) concert, amid torrents of rain. We three remaining spent a restless evening - try to interest ourselves in cards but bored. B + A - eventually play chinese checkers and parlor golf, while I alternately read in "Anna Karenina" and listen to the radio. At last I gave it al up, and played Dvorak 2nd Symphony. It was even more powerful and beautiful than I remembered.

Charles E. Burchfield, September 8, 1942

 

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