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Knowing the Dancer From the Dance

Knowing the Dancer From the Dance

O body swayed to music, O brightening glance, how can we know the dancer from the dance?  William Butler Yeats Music heard so deeply that it is not heard at all, but you are the music. T.S. Eliot An artist has got to get acquainted with himself just as much as he can. This is […]

Donna Zagotta, Avalon

Seeing is Believing/The Observed and the Observer

“To see is to forget the name of the thing one sees.” Paul Valery “Through unclouded observation, the separation of the observer from the observed is overcome.  I don’t mean to say that I think I am the thing, but that I feel something, I touch and am touched, I lose my boundaries and merge. […]

What You Get is What You See

What You Get is What You See

If you look at a thing 999 times, you are perfectly safe; if you look at it for the 1000th time, you are in danger of seeing it for the first time.”   G. K. Chesterton  “The trick is in learning to really see what we are seeing. We become lazy or complacent. We look a […]