November 7th, 2006

“The thing about art that delights and confounds us is that it never happens again. This delights us if we have learned how to look because the esthetic experience allows all of our human faculties to be absorbed in the environment of the present and for a while to be fully alive without reflecting, without turning back or looking ahead. Uniqueness confounds us because there are no rules for guides. There can be no science of the particular. In a sense this confounding is a delight because it puts us in touch with that aspect of reality which is described as uniqueness–the fact that nothing ever happens twice in the same way in every respect.” ~corita kent

Nov 8 2006
8:38 pm
Stephanie writes:

Corita certainly expresses nicely the idea of art being so much an experience as anything else…

Nov 8 2006
8:55 pm
Kelly writes:

I never thought of it that way. You’re right. That’s one reason art has the power to transport me, lift me, set me on fire. K

Nov 8 2006
10:01 pm
becky writes:

this really speaks to me today, thank you for sharing…

Nov 9 2006
1:57 am
Jessica writes:

This came at just the right time. I espescially needed to be spoken to. I have an art exam tomorrow, thanks for the rejuvenation. :)J

Nov 9 2006
7:38 am
skeeter writes:

wow. putting into words what i’ve always felt.

Nov 9 2006
1:05 pm
Mary Jane Mansfield writes:

Outside of your own personal gift to inspire, The way you pass on and share the inspiration of others is very much appreciated. I figured out how to create a link now… and I mentioned (and linked you) in my post today… My way of thanking you… (Nov. 9, Not a Care in the World)

Nov 10 2006
10:56 am
Earthlight writes:

I love Corita Kent’s “Learning By Heart”. She’s one of my greatest teachers. It’s nice to see her quoted here. Thanks!

Nov 18 2006
3:32 pm
Megan writes:

“…confounding is a delight…” – love that. Felt like a dehydrated woman being handed a glass of water reading this. Thanks.

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