"Reason respects the differences, and imagination the similitude of things." P.B. Shelley, A Defense of Poetry … [Read more...] about Imagination And Reason: Brothers With Different Jobs
By: Nils Eisfeld HT: 22 Words … [Read more...] about Light’s On In The Stairwell
Photo by Frans Lanting. :.: Read the story here. :.: HT: Gospel Of The Trees … [Read more...] about This Is Not A Painting (It’s A Photograph)
“The vital power of an imaginative work demands a diversity within its unity; and the stronger the diversity, the more massive the unity. Incidentally, this is the weakness of most ‘edifying’ or ‘propaganda’ literature. There is no diversity. The Energy is active only in one part of the whole, and in consequence the wholeness is destroyed and the Power diminished.” Dorothy Sayers HT: Rebecca … [Read more...] about One Reason Why Propagandistic Art Is Usually Lousy
“When you besiege a city for a long time, making war against it in order to take it, you shall not destroy its trees by wielding an axe against them. You may eat from them, but you shall not cut them down. Are the trees in the field human, that they should be besieged by you? Only the trees that you know are not trees for food you may destroy and cut down, that you may build siegeworks against the … [Read more...] about Let It Be
People say "moms are heroes," but I think they usually mean this in a less emphatic, penetrating way. Moms are truly heroes when they shatter the darkness by pouring the light of the love of Jesus into the lives of their children. I absolutely love this song in every way. Truth, beauty, and goodness. And I love how it validates the beautiful life my wife lives and the terrible war she makes … [Read more...] about Andrew Peterson’s “Planting Trees” and The Deeper Value Of Motherhood
"...the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work." J.R.R. Tolkien Ron Block, who posted this on FB, calls this, "Advice for creative types from The Silmarillion by J.R.R.T." … [Read more...] about Tolkien On Gladly Making And Then Barely Noticing That You Did
"I have been privileged to know gifted artists who were not acknowledged as such simply because they lived like regular people and didn’t carry on like Lord Byron. ('Of course, he can draw, but he is not really an artist.') All of us have received, as an important part of our cultural inheritance, this pernicious myth of the artist. He has soul, and perhaps even rich brown eyes. He is widely … [Read more...] about Are Artists Elite?