Monday, August 10, 2015

Art That I Can Hear

From the Friends of Silence newsletter for July and August of 2015:

Art is both love and friendship, and understanding; the desire to give. It is not charity, which is the giving of things, it is more than kindness, which is the giving of self. It is both the taking and giving of beauty, the turning out to the light of the inner folds of awareness of the spirit.
~ Ansel Adams in a letter to Cedric Wright, 1937, as quoted in ART AS A WAY OF LIFE, ed. by Roderick MacIver


Nick said...

An interesting man, Ansel Adams - sometimes a little pompous, particularly in his later years, but always interesting. Not a bad photographer (of a certain type) either!

Tara said...

the expression of humans in song, visual art, dance, etc. is a miracle to me. It exists on plane that we only experience through this particular lens. It is a universal language of the heart.