Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Why Make Ugliness?
"With such riches, why make ugliness? I've always felt like a depositary of these gifts, responsible for them. One must overcome one's own dejection, suffering, and doubts, and buckle down to the immense job of painting, which is a baptism, an immersion in God's beauty."
(from Vanished Splendors: A Memoir, Balthus)
A day of oddness, rejection. These are not necessarily unhealthy moments. They can solidify one's position. For example, I am firmly on the side of loveliness.
So. Here's to overcoming one's dejection, rejection, doubts. To the lost and to the found.