A little nook where I share my daily trifles and epiphanies, my work, and my insignificant musings about being alive.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Degas and Heart
Yesterday, I had an e-mail exchange with someone I've met via the internet, a person of courage and formidable intellect for which I have great admiration and respect. Relating the grave personal trial she found herself in recently, she quoted the artist Edgar Degas:
"There is art and there is life; and we have but one heart. We think we have two until it breaks. Then we know there was only one."
I can sit on that quote and think about it forever.