Monday, September 10, 2012

Advice from Madeleine

I've been reading again Madeleine L'Engle's Walking on Water,
Reflections on Faith and Art. I could eat that book! She died in
2007, yet her words resonate with even greater clarity today.
"The writer does want to be published; the painter urgently hopes
that someone will see the finished canvas; the composer needs his
music to be heard. Art is communication, and if there is no
communication it is as though the work had been still-born." Isn't
that why we've written this book? Isn't that why we desire comments
on our blog? Isn't this why we anxiously go to Letterscribblers each
morning, not desiring recognition, simply hoping someone else will see
our take on things and think, "Oh, isn't that the truth? I feel like
that sometimes, too."

Just thinking out loud, again, Julie, and agreeing with what Madeleine
put so wisely and well: "Yes, Madeleine, I feel that way, too!"

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