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Getting Started

Getting Started

Getting Started Getting started is always hard, especially when mental effort is required. Don’t you remember your high school years when starting your homework was always hard? But then once you got under way it was sometimes even hard to stop. Starting is...

23. Art and Morality

if there is a bad sign of the world\’s temper just now, it is that men will listen to politicians, scientists, men of commerce, and journalists, because these can arouse a sensation, or even confer material benefits; but men will not listen to poets, because they have so little use for the small and joyful thoughts that make up some of the best pleasures of life.

25. Art

25. Art

Listen further to what Paul Taylor says of his profession: “From childhood on, I’ve been a reticent guy who spends a lot of time alone. I make dances in an effort to communicate to people.” We humans have a need to communicate, to share our feelings, our memories and our knowledge. When something makes us feel good we want others to know about it. And there are times when words seem almost helpless to convey such a feeling.

Day 25. Art

Day 25. Art

  The following contains excerpts from the February 24th Wall Street Journal article, The Choreographer on Why He Makes Dances. Choreographer Paul Taylor says this of his art: I make dances because I can\’t help it. It\’s a wonderful compulsion,...

2. Poetry and Life

During the Christmas holidays my wife was determined to make a particular chocolate treat that was featured in Southern Living magazine. Determined, I say, because she didn\’t give up after I bought the wrong type of chocolate at the grocery store. She tried to improvise using what I bought to create the same beautiful, swirling chocolate treats that she saw in the pictures. But it didn\’t work.

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