Let Go of Safety

“Plato spoke of the necessity for divine madness in the poet.  It is a frightening thing to open oneself to this strange and dark side of the divine; it  means letting go of our sane self-control, that control which gives us the illusion of safety.  But safety is only an illusion, and letting it go is part of listening to the silence, and to the Spirit.”

– Madeleine L’Engle, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art

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  1. “As I listen to the silence, I learn that my feelings about art and my feelings about the Creator of the Universe are inseparable.”

    Thank you, Madeleine L’Engle; often what you write settles into a nice corner of my mind. Sometimes I pull up to my art table with no other purpose than to splash bold, juicy watercolor onto a heavy paper and feel the Presence of HIs creative love.

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