the family fairy-tale

05Mar10

{Image from here}

Aww man it was good.  I was super-bummed to miss some of the First Thursday openings (such unfortunate timing!) but Kiki Smith was as engaging as I’d hoped.  A wander through the wilderness of a deeply intuitive and driven personality, brilliantly spacey and pointed and self-deprecatingly goofy all at once.

She even put a new set of words to the subject of my last post… on drawing: “You get to take the energy out of your own body and put it somewhere… and then come back to it…. it becomes a working model for understanding meaning in the universe” {paraphrased as I scribbled it in my notebook.  Could have a word or two wrong.  Some other quotes culled here by Regina Hackett.}

Today’s my birthday, and Mt. Rainier is a misty sentry in the sun.  Glorious.

When we step into the family, by the act of being born, we do step into a world which is incalculable, into a world which has its own strange laws, into a world which could do without us, into a world we have not made. In other words, when we step into the family we step into a fairy-tale.    {G.K.Chesterton}

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One Response to “the family fairy-tale”

  1. 1 susie

    i really love the G.K Chesterton quote. and the Kiki Smith quote. Both are nice & chewy like good whole wheat bread. love you garla. happy birthday.


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