Stacey D’Erasmo argues that, in the course of long artistic careers, women are more likely than men to change form and style, Proteus-like: http://nyr.kr/NTPwA2
“Consider, for instance, the difference in the trajectories of a few pairs of more or less evenly matched leading artists and contemporaries: Joni Mitchell and Neil Young; Toni Morrison and Philip Roth; Roni Horn and Eric Fischl. In each medium—popular music, literature, and visual art, respectively—the woman has broken form, shed a skin, with each phase of her career, whereas the man has returned to ever-deepening iterations of the sound or sentence or imagery with which he began. ”
Illustration by Hannah K. Lee.
I had no idea. Interesting.
"Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.”
Rain can be very lovely. Thank you Mr. Hughes for the reminder:)
"When our strings being to sound the heart must leap for joy."
A playing card with a loving message.
Da wenn unsre Saiten klingen mus das Herz vor Freude springen, 1765, Andreas Benedictus Gobl. The Getty Research Institute
Happy Valentine’s Day!