Monday, July 18, 2016

Friday Musings - July 15

Read this story years ago, but recently I’ve been re-reading memorable novels, as well as new ones. The whole narrative is worth reflecting on, but this especially struck me. Not sure what to make of it. Artist Jacob Kahn to Asher Lev in Chaim Potok’s My Name is Asher Lev. “The world is a terrible place. I do not sculpt and paint to make the world sacred. I sculpt and paint to give permanence to my feelings about how terrible the world truly is. Nothing is real to me except my own feelings; nothing is true except my own feelings as I see them all around me in my sculptures and paintings. I know these feelings are true, because if they were not true they would make art that is as terrible as the world.” P. 216