Thursday, March 24, 2016

Thursday Thoughts...

"Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it". 

Hannah Arendt

The subtlety in this is divine.  I think more and more I am coming enjoy the things that are gently revealed, rather than those that are thrust upon me.

I like the layering and the hints and the sometimes ambiguity of books and storytelling. I love reading a really good book that has so much in it that it is well and truly up to me to discover the story and the meanings.  Just asking myself the question - what was that about? can make me think more deeply and link things that I hadn't previously connected. And then I love talking about the same book with somebody else and discovering many more things that had lain undiscovered by me.

Perhaps I just don't like things that are too obvious.

And then, I thought to myself I feel exactly the same way about art.

Layers...




8 comments:

  1. what a good quote, here's Emily Dickison's slant
    "Tell all the truth but tell it slant,

    Success in circuit lies,

    Too bright for our infirm delight

    The truth's superb surprise;

    

As lightning to the children eased
    
With explanation kind,

    The truth must dazzle gradually
    
Or every man be blind."

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    1. Isn't that just perfect Mo? The truth must dazzle gradually...
      I really like it.

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  2. Another perfect quote and ponderings thereupon!

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    1. Thanks G/TT - it is a lovely quote isn't it?

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  3. Indeed! Here's to lots of lovely layers, and discovering them at one's own pace...and even more through the eyes of others when the mood strikes!
    P.S. I love all of the layers of paper patterns piled on top of one another...

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