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Sunday, December 27, 2009

the holidays

You've probably noticed there's no Shadows On Stone post for Sculpture and the Holidays

There's lots of sculpture, the worst is those plastic inflatables. I just try to get through the season alive, then I can think about aesthetics.

I feel about the Holidays the way Wally Shawn feels about Broadway musicals:

"I don't see that many plays, and for me, musicals are rarely pleasing. I feel the actors are being put through a kind of nightmarish labor. They're like animals being forced to pull heavy carts of vegetables at incredible speeds."


So true, no?

2 comments:

Deb said...

When we take down the tree at the end of the holiday, I feel like I'm packing each childhood issue into tissue paper so that I can re-visit it for years to come!

Patrick Gracewood said...

Deb, that's another beautiful image and a great way to think about the holidays.

Beautiful, fragile - easily reduced to glass shards- but important parts of our lives that need care and revisiting from time to time. ONCE a year is often enough....