Marcel Duchamps

The creative act is not performed by the artist alone; the spectator brings the work in contact with the external world by deciphering and interpreting its inner qualifications and thus adds his contribution to the creative act.?

The Gift of our Enemy

In response to the Chinese invasion of Tibet: "The Tibetans say that an enemy is the greatest teacher, because only an enemy can help develop patience and compassion. (from the movie "Seven Years in Tibet") Let us contemplate this idea.

Lonely Places

Luke 5:16   “Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” Verses such as this are often used to encourage prayer, which, I suppose, is a legitimate encouragement.  However, I wonder about the word “lonely”.  What are these lonely places?  And why does prayer happen in these lonely places.  Perhaps there is merit in thinking that the …

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