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the centre cannot hold

the centre cannot hold - Algonquin River State Hospital*
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Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

- William Butler Yeats, The Second Coming

Photographs of Algonquin River State Hospital by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America.


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