Many say an artist is egotistical or selfish. This is false. The artist is one of the most altruistic and valuable of human beings. The artist wants to share with others what they see as the most sublime of all things…what is of value…what is beauty…what is ugly…what is love…what is hate…what is light…what is dark. The artist wants others to see what is significant.
Life From The Lifeless
Spirits and illusions have died,
The naked mind lives
In the beauty of inanimate things.
Flowers wither, grass fades, trees wilt,
The forest is burnt;
The rock is not burnt.
The deer starve, the winter birds
Die on their twigs and lie
In the blue dawns in the snow.
Men suffer want and become
Curiously ignoble; as prosperity
Made them curiously vile.
But look how noble the world is,
The lonely-flowing waters, the secret-
Keeping stones, the flowing sky.
By Robinson Jeffers
This is my response to the woman discussed in my previous post…this is my idea of a beautiful and powerful woman.