I was googling the “refitting old ships” quote, by Stravinsky on himself and Eliot. Perhaps they “can say again… only what has already been said” (Stravinsky on Eliot) if given “the sense of the present” (Eliot on Stravinksy) only when there is nothing to say. This nicely cuts up the two, and from Cage also, and may find room for Frye’s ‘continuous present’, which might involve the cultivation of sublimity (process in general), instead of spontaneous fear.