Friday, July 11, 2008

Hidden Gifts

Spaced throughout the dreaded thorn barrier are delicate flowers of rare design. Why are they there? Are they somehow protected by the thorn hedge?

And why do we think the flowers are more beautiful than the thorns? As far as keeping intruders out, aren't the flowers really useless?

What does the tyranny of beauty mean? How can it effect our lives as performing artists and musicians? Is beauty truth? And where do we get our concepts of what beauty is?