April 30, 2022

Why Art Endures

 "It's an astonishing fact of human culture: what lasts is what mystifies. Time is an acid that destroys answers. It ruins our certainties. What remains instead are those stories and paintings and characters that find ways to contain what they cannot fathom, hooking us with their unspilled secrets. They are alive with the mystery of the universe. Which is why they live on."

~Jonah Lehrer, Mystery: A Seduction A Strategy, A Solution

April 8, 2022

What Living Is All About

  "The fact remains that getting people right is not what living is all about anyway. It's getting them wrong that is living, getting them wrong and wrong and wrong and then, on careful reconsideration, getting them wrong again. That's how we know we're alive: we're wrong. Maybe the best thing would be to forget about being right or wrong about people and just go along for the ride.

~ Philip Roth, American Pastoral

Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream...♫