This is why

Like a boss (in Donetsk) This image is Art, watching War from the windows. War is hell, is a bore, is a sausage machine, is "Just people murdering one another." War is a show put on for its faraway producers, none of whom - ever have; ever will - act on its stage. Art considers this information carefully. Art considers flight - every night, every time a bullet passes, every time a body is wrapped in a plastic tarp; which means all the time - Art in its antique motley and defenseless, weaponless, stateless state. Art could leave anytime. No one here has force enough to make it stay. “Tickets were free and there were hundreds of people queuing . . . People were upset they couldn’t get in. In the end we had people sitting on the steps, standing in the wings, we crammed in as many as we could. Two old ladies were in tears, on their knees and kissing his hands in gratitude that he had opened the season.” Art adjusts a costume fastener. Art smiles, a small, dry, wry immortal smile. And then Art goes to work, for the queue and the two old ladies, for the dead in the streets, for you and you and me, for itself, world with and without end, amen.

3 Responses to “This is why”

  1. Kim Mitchell says:

    Thank you for sharing. This message touches me deeply, it will shape my day, my tomorrow.

  2. Allison Laakko says:

    There will always be good and evil, positive and negative- things that feed life and thinks that suck it away-. We don’t stop adding positive space to the composition because of the negative spaces- but only add light to them, ensuring that this world will never go dark. When darkness appears art quickly follows – grabbing those engulfed in it by the hand to lead them into the light. Living through love and compassion and connecting through self expression- it’s the universal language. Thankyou for your words and constant inspiration Kathy.

  3. Allison Laakko says:

    There will always be good and evil, positive and negative- things that feed life and thinks that suck it away-. We don’t stop adding positive space to the composition because of the negative spaces- but continue to have the courage to add light to them, ensuring that this world will never go dark. When darkness appears art quickly follows – grabbing those engulfed in it by the hand to lead them into the light. Living through love and compassion and connecting through self expression- it’s the universal language. Thankyou for your words and constant inspiration Kathy.

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