Saturday, September 19, 2009

On fire.

Still of Renee Jeanne Falconetti from Dreyer's Passion of Joan of Arc (French 1928)

The differences between man and child can be reduced to this general observation. Ask each to draw a human hand. Allow that each mistakenly draws it with only four fingers. Allow each to correct. The child draws a new finger over top the established hand--his architectural genuis permits. The man accepts the defect. Everything, its warmth.

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