Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Stars, Like Dust

"If our titles recall the known myths of antiquity, we have used them again because they are the eternal symbols upon which we must fall back to express basic psychological ideas."

Mark Rothko

"Twelve hundred miles its length and breadth,
That four-square city stands.
Its gem-set walls of jasper shine,
They're not made by human hands."

Iris Dement

This afternoon I enjoyed the Whitney Museum's exhibition of Charles Burchfield, a latter-day William Blake of small-town America, whose watercolors blaze with a similar spiritual energy (above is his "Sphinx and the Milky Way").

And I couldn't have said it better, as regards plenitude and significance, than this blog post by Adam Frank. Size matters. An atheist could be defined as one who finds all existing conceptions of God to be inadequate.

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