Art Heals, Of Course

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Art, like prayer, is a hand outstretched in the darkness, seeking for some touch of grace, which will transform it into a hand that bestows gifts. ~ Franz Kafka ~     Well, it’s healed me, alright, plenty of times.  Sometimes truly pulled me from the brink.  And I say that factually, without melodrama, dramatic persona though I may be.  Both in the creating of it, and in the deep receiving of it. There was a particularly dark year one year, one … Read More

The Manna of Mistakes

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Mistakes are the portals of discovery. ~ James Joyce ~   Now don’t get me wrong, I hate making mistakes as much as the next person.  Sometimes enough to lose sleep over a typo in a crucial letter or to obsess over some nonsensical sentence that pops out of my mouth at the wrong time in the wrong context or… well, you know, the endless litany of possible mistakes, from the microscopic to the titanic. Particularly when I was a … Read More