Vernon S.

Be mindful of quotes you might be collecting that are inspirational but not instructive. I benefit more from substance... I need a direct assignment! A direct activity. That’s the stuff that GETS me somewhere. I need something real to work with. Some of the inspirational phrases we love most, tell us very little. For example the sentence: "If you treat the problems as possibilities, life will start to dance with you in the most amazing ways.” sounds great. I might want to keep it around for inspiration, but what does it actually mean? How do you turn “If you treat the problems as possibilities, life 

will start to dance with you in the most amazing ways...” into a practical application? How do you retrieve it from its lofty realm and use the iDEA

By understanding that art whetther visual, spoken, sung, performed, drawn,  or written uses metaphorical comparisons that although not exact or directly instructive are substance.  We cannot translate directy no matter how substantial.

Metaphor never touches directly, it only approaches , and we must find understanding through comining it with what we experience.  Wisdom comes from understanding what we have come to know.

THIS DOES NOT CONTRDICT jANE.  IT ONLY RESTATES THAT SHE CNNOT SAY EXACTLYWHAT EACHOF US MUST DO,  sHECAN ONLY POIN AND IT IS OTHERWISE P O US,  rhis is deceptive, or would appear so, but iit is not.  

Consider with humor, the statement,

I have no head because I cannot see it, but what dowe see in the mirror?  Is it real?  I personally do not relate to the artist Jane refers to.  You may, but I might suggest Arrabal, dali, rothko, Klee, Stella, Rauschenberg , Frankenthaler , Jusy Chicagoand numerous others, some I like, some I dislike, Just becausee I k=like it does not mae t art.  Now, I mst crawl back into my studio, now thaat I've stirred the pot.