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empty bowl

Even an empty bowl has something in it — it’s got air inside it, hanging there from rim to rim.  And light particles attach themselves to the air and gleam and glimmer inside it.  112 more words


Degas and the Little Dancer by Laurence Anholt

“If you walk into a certain room in a famous art museum, you will see a beautiful bronze sculpture of a little dancer. She stands with one foot forward, her hands clasped behind her back – and an expression on her face that seems tired and a little sad.”

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Book Reviews

Day at the Museum

“Can you untie my hands please?” asks a man pressed against a wall by a ladder. We barf incoherent apologies and walk on.

Only to be stopped by another voice coming from a lady in white. 323 more words


Life In The Spirit

R.S. Thomas

It was like a church to me.
I entered it on soft foot,
Breath held like a cap in the hand. 1,895 more words

Ken Kovacs

When Something Great Happens

No one is ready to try hard and step with you in a journey of success until you prove that the journey is fairly real.


In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement.*

Sometimes I read a scene I’ve written and think, “Whoa, that’s way too much choreography. You’re doing a play-by-play of your character’s every move.” Then I cut some verbiage, chastising myself for cluttering yet another scene with too much distracting movement. 61 more words


The Painted Girls

“No social being is less protected than the young Parisian girl—by laws, regulations, and social customs.”

A review of The Painted Girls, by Cathy Marie Buchanan…

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