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© by Maya Stein

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

getting out of the way


























"We sit down before [a work of art] in order to have something done to us, not that we may do things with it. The first demand any work of art makes upon us is surrender. Look. Listen. Receive. Get yourself out of the way."
--C.S. Lewis

2 comments:

la vie en rose said...

wise words! i've never thought about it quite that way...

Wenda said...

Just the words I want to keep in front of me. Whether I am creating art of being done to by someone else's creation, surrender seems the best choice. Thanks for sharing this quote.