Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Square Corner with Humbleness

The building at one of my favorite corners in Brooklyn, Bergen and Underhill, was recently cleaned up, but graffiti, like a weed in the driveway, is making a comeback.  This is a 12x12 oil.

From In Motion: The Experience of Travel by Tony Hiss:  "The willingness to have been mistaken, the wish to absorb further, the sense that there is something still to be learned steals over us only when we consider what is in front of us valuable and worthy of our respect.  Inwardly, this attitude has another name: humbleness, a willingness to think that what we know about the people and things and places and all the aspects of creation we encounter during the course of a day can still be added to and has not yet been perfected."

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