Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Vulnerability



Joan Miró - Person Throwing a Stone at a Bird (1926)

Then there are people who know it all, and have lots to say. They build bridges of eloquence, for us to connect an island of isolation with another. They are people with benign smiles and large bulging foreheads, with tufts of hair wiping against their pendulous ears. Utterances from their mouths are not to be heard, but seen and admired, for they are as beautiful as ancient cave paintings or Miro's mysterious drawings.

Usually their sentences are interminable chains, intricate, cohesive - converging to a point in the horizon, known universally as 'the opinion'. But sometimes they pause midsentence and wonder ...

3 comments:

Vasu said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Wriju said...

Did you know that Joan Miro loved to paint huge overbearing feet? The feet are what connects us to ground, he says. Very pertinent comment from a surrealist, me thinks.

Vasu said...
This comment has been removed by the author.