After attending Reunions 2007, Anthony Dubovsky ’67 created these writings and drawings as part of his Analects project. Dubovsky is a professor of architecture at UC–Berkeley, as well as a painter (he studied with Willard Midgette at Reed and is represented in San Francisco by the George Krevsky Gallery). Dubovsky describes the Analects as a gathering of images and ideas inspired by the writings of Confucius and the poems of the T’ang Dynasty; he began creating them on a return trip from China in 2003. We have excerpted and edited several entries Dubovsky made in the days following Reunions 2007. Visit his webpage for complete versions.
. . . The stars and stripes—unexpected—high above the wide Reed College lawn. A very warm day, humid, even. . . . Eliot Circle, shaded once more in trees. A bicyclist or two, neighborhood folks, and one tall, pensive young man, stooped slightly, striding slowly in the direction of the library. Sound of piano from inside—second floor perhaps. Scales at first—soft and tentative, then something more complex, but still indistinct. Two women sitting on the steps, one with her skirt pulled up onto her knees, having a talk.
The letters of Father
. . . The four of us, walking alongside commons. Two penny whistles, a concertina, and Diana’s voice. . . . We reconvene—it’s just past dark, making our way across the lawn to a long rolling hillside where everyone is gathered. Small figures down below, hidden in the distance—red lamps attached to their arms. Then, all of a sudden, a first narrow trail rockets into the sky, bursting into
Bright Thursday, already warming. . .
. . . Portland again, standing under the commons eve with John. Remove of forty years. Last time was the Doyle stairwell, sometime late at night. Hum paper due the next morning—was it Blake? Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience. But how does one know? His holding forth—on Leadbelly—the only true music. An adamant view . . . But again, how little