Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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Tag Archives: Art
The miserable man may think well and express himself with great vehemence, but he cannot make beautiful things, for Aphrodite never rises from any but a tide of joy. W B Yeats quoted in ‘The Poet’s Work’ by John Holmes … Continue reading
That thing which I understand by real art is the expression by man of pleasure in labour. William Morris
I feel that art has something to do with the achievement of stillness in the midst of chaos. A stillness which characterizes prayer, too, and the eye of the storm. I think that art has something to do with an … Continue reading
I found a flower, admired its beauty and exclaimed: ‘All this, as in so many others, blossoms and dies unappreciated, indeed unseen by any eye.’ But the flower answered: ‘You fool! Do you think I bloom in order to be … Continue reading