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The birth of beauty

Chaos and cosmos are dance partners. In the West, we refer to the law of opposites. In the East, the Sanskrit word samsara, is employed. The role of chaos is to trigger germination, an irruptive movement involving the utter destruction of an innocent casing.

The mereness of me

Great art draws us out of ourselves, renders personality irrelevant, reminds us that we are part of a much vaster unfolding than the merely me. Consider the work of Mark Rothko, most notably from the fifties and sixties. He didn’t anoint or prettify things. And unlike many others in his paint-splashing cohort, he was radically uninterested in himself.