Saturday, August 29, 2009
I took a side field trip, way off the canal path. Not sure this hangs together, but it is what it is. Milosz once said, "What matters is the inexhaustible riches of the reality before our eyes. It's a bit the way a painter feels about the world when he is arranging colors in harmony on canvas. I doubt he does this with a clear conscience, because the world around him is one of such inexhaustible depth and complexity. He evokes that world. Arranging colors harmoniously on canvas is a paltry thing compared to what calls out to be explored."