16 January

indexIllness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use the good passport, sooner or later each of use is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place.

Susan Sontag, born 16 January 1933, Sun Capricorn, Moon Virgo, American writer (died 2004), “Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.”, “Sanity is a cozy lie.”

Vittorio Alfieri, Italian dramatist (16 January 1749-d. 1803)

Barbara Lynn, (10.10.4) American singer 16 January 1942

John Carpenter, (10.12.6) American film director 16 January 1948, director of Starman.