David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.


30 April 2015

TAR TU F...!

             

L'Imposteur ou LeTartuffe
Tartuffe, or The Impostor, or The Hypocrite by Molière, 
first performed in 1664

1795 : a scene from Tartuffe as depicted by Jacobus Buys. Tartuffe and Elmire are in seductive conversation as Elmire's husband Orgon looks out from the picture frame above and the tablecloth below.


2010 : a scene from the Brigham Young University production of Tartuffe. Tartuffe and Orgon, surrounded by gilt framed blank canvasses. 

2015 : poster for Theatre of the Actors of Regard production of
TAR TU F...!  ou  Le Faux Regard       

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28 April 2015

The TAR Trap

             

Theatre of the Actors of Regard  
The TAR Trap  
(English, traditional, 1580, modern variation)

Ding, dong, bell,

You are in the well.

Who put you there?
Little Johnny sTARe.

Who will let you out?
Little Frankie Shake n Shout.
        
Such a naughty boy was that,
To try to trap the TAR.
         
Who ne’er did any other harm,
Than hide his glasses in a jar.


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LOGOS/HA HA

     

             
         

27 April 2015

LOGOS/HA HA : corrupt sentence


One of the meanings associated with the word LOGOS ('The Speaking into Being of ...' ) is Law.

In Law it is the Judge who, after over-seeing an assessment of facts, Speaks into Being The Sentence.

.  .  .  .
                   

'They wanted $130,000 ... and then more': explosive Bali nine bribe allegations

Date

 Tom Allard

 National Affairs Editor

EXCLUSIVE

The former lawyer of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran has outlined explosive allegations of corruption by the judges that sentenced the Bali nine duo to death, saying they asked for more than $130,000 to give them a prison term of less than 20 years.

But Bali-based attorney Muhammad Rifan says a deal fell through after the judges later told him they had been ordered by senior legal and government members in Jakarta to impose a death penalty.

The judges, it is alleged, then asked for an even greater sum for a lighter sentence, money Mr Rifan did not have.

The sensational claims by Mr Rifan that the initial trial of the pair was deeply corrupted were revealed by a joint investigation by Fairfax Media and the former host of SBS'Dateline program Mark Davis, a Gold Walkley-winning journalist.


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26 April 2015

AFLOGOS/HA HA

         
Words On Report from yesterday's ANZAC Day clash at the MCG
Bombers (Essendon) v Magpies (Collingwood)

"He (Jamie Elliott) goes for the impossible ...
     
             
... and has kicked the impossible! "
          
That was Adam White on ABC radio. Next, Bruce McAveney on Channel 7 as Travis Cloke prepares to kick for goal from 45 metres out :

"The Pies fans hold their breath ...


... and now SCREAM! "

            
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25 April 2015

ANZAC Day Centenary


IN PRINCIPIO ERAT VERBUM
In the beginning was the Word :

the Word, extract from wikipedia :

John 1:1 is the first verse in the Gospel of John. The King James Version of the verse reads, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God". The phrase "the Word" (a translation of the Greek word "Logos") is widely interpreted as referring to Jesus, as indicated in other verses later in the same chapter.
         
IN PRINCIPIO ERAT VERBUM
In the beginning was the Word :

Black Swan extract from wikipedia :

Ernest Lalor "Ern" Malley was a fictitious poet and the central figure in Australia's most celebrated literary hoax. He and his entire body of work were created in one day in 1943 by writers James McAuley and Harold Stewart in order to hoax Max Harris and Angry Penguins, the modernist magazine Harris had founded and edited, and now co-edited with John Reed of Heide.

James McAuley and Harold Stewart decided to perpetrate a hoax on Harris and Angry Penguins by submitting to the magazine nonsensical poetry, which they felt captured the worst of modernist tendencies, under the guise of a fictional poet. They came up with a fictional biography for the poet "Ern Malley", who, they claimed, had died the year before at the age of 25. They chose the name "Malley" as a pun on the word Mallee, denoting a class of Australian native vegetation and a bird, the Malleefowl. Then, in one afternoon, they wrote his entire body of work: 17 poems, none longer than a page, and all intended to be read in sequence under the title The Darkening Ecliptic.

Their writing style, as they described it, was to write down the first thing that came into their heads, lifting words and phrases from the Concise Oxford Dictionary, a Collected Shakespeare, and a Dictionary of Quotations: "We opened books at random, choosing a word or phrase haphazardly. We made lists of these and wove them in nonsensical sentences. We misquoted and made false allusions. We deliberately perpetrated bad verse, and selected awkward rhymes from a Ripman's Rhyming Dictionary." They also included many bits of their own poetry, though in a deliberately disjointed manner.

The first poem in the sequence, Durer: Innsbruck, 1495, was an unpublished serious effort by McAuley, lightly edited to appeal to Harris:
I had often cowled in the slumbrous heavy air,
Closed my inanimate lids to find it real,
As I knew it would be, the colourful spires
And painted roofs, the high snows glimpsed at the back,
All reversed in the quiet reflecting waters –
Not knowing then that Durer perceived it too.
Now I find that once more I have shrunk
To an interloper, robber of dead men's dream,
I had read in books that art is not easy
But no one warned that the mind repeats
In its ignorance the vision of others. I am still
The black swan of trespass on alien waters.
     - Ern Malley

IN PRINCIPIO ERAT VERBUM
In the beginning was the Word :

WO R.D. Tyndall

In 1944, James McAuley and Harold Stewart were both in the Army Directorate of Research and Civil Affairs.
       
In 1944, this blog writer's father W O R.D. Tyndall was in the RAAF, a tail gunner on the Black Swan as it trespassed on alien waters.


photo : W.R. Anderson, from the Australian War Memorial
info below from : B-24 Liberator Australia

IN PRINCIPIO ERAT VERBUM
In the beginning was the Word :

The Liberator

Digri, Bengal, India. 1944-11-28. Group portrait of some of the RAAF members in No. 159 (Liberator) Squadron RAF of Eastern Air Command's Strategic Air Force, operating in India, beside the aircraft nicknamed 'Black Swan'. This unit has more Australians on strength than any other unit, but all are not shown. 


         
Back Row:- Warrant Officer (WO) H. D. Scott of Launceston, Tas; WO W. G. Hazard of Lower Ferntree Gully, Vic; WO S. J. Gregory of Granville, NSW; WO R. D. Tyndall of Shepparton, Vic; WO A. L. Baker of Wagga, NSW; WO J. W. Gribble of Abbotsford, Vic; Pilot Officer W. R. Anderson of North Perth, WA; WO A. R. O'Malley of Elizabeth Bay, NSW; WO L. M. Peerman of Paddington, Qld; Flight Sergeant (Flt Sgt) C. Fristrom of Caloundra, Qld; Pilot Officer L. A. Hendy of Elwood, Vic; Flying Officer (FO) A. J. Beattie of Tallangatta, Vic; FO C. Bowden of Indooroopilly, Qld; Flt Sgt J. V. Shillito of Murchison, Vic; WO C. R. Delaine of Winkie, SA; FO V. E. Willing of Rose Bay, NSW.

Front Row:- WO K. R. Weller of Thornleigh, NSW; FO S. J. Smith of Moss Vale, NSW; Flt Sgt J. P. Donnellan of Kelmscott, SA; Flt Sgt A. L. P. Fisher of Queens Park, WA; WO W. H. Wheeler of Bellevue Hill, NSW; WO K. Brandon of Eagle Junction, Qld; WO A. R. Williams of Richmond River, NSW; WO R. K. Davey of Swan Hill, Vic; FO W. R. Wright of Walkerville, SA; Flt Sgt F. G. Barclay of Mortdale, NSW; Flt Sgt R. M. Edwards of Portland, Vic; FO L. Marsh of East Coburg, Vic.Back Row:- F/O K. Clifton-Dobing DFM, F/Eng. F/Sgt K. Patten, WAG. F/Lt W. Andrews, Co-Pilot. F/Lt Roy Beattie DFM, Captain. F/Sgt L. Devereux, Air Gunner. F/Sgt A. Hogg, Air Gunner. F/Lt H. Stroud, Navigator
       
IN PRINCIPIO ERAT VERBUM
In the beginning was the Word :
        
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LOGOS/HA HA
     
       
        

23 April 2015

The Charge of the Light Regard : a timeline

        
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
     
Theatre of the Actors of the Regard saw the light, and it was good.

1919 : The Irish poet W.B.Yeats composes The Second Coming.
It concludes with the lines :

    And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
    Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
            
1920 : The word robot is relatively recent. From the Czech robotnik "slave" and robota "forced labor", it was first used by Karel Čapek in 1920, in his sci-fi play R.U.R. (Rosumovi Univerzální Roboti with the original English subtitle Rossum’s Universal Robots.)

1927 : The first robot appears on film in Fritz Lang's Metropolis.

1933 : The film King Kong in which a gorilla colossus is loosed upon the Modern City colossus.

1935 : Two years later, Melbourne stages the All-Electrical Exhibition. The promotional image shows a robot colossus standing over and over-scaling the great Royal Exhibition Building as it regards the equally great electrically luminous exhibition architecture.

     See : Power and Modernity : A Photo Essay on the Centenary
     All-Electricity Exhibition, 1935  by Robin Grow, 2008
     
Light Show :

2015 : This 2013 exhibition from London's Hayward Gallery is restaged at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (16 April - 5 July 2015)
         
See the ELECTRICAL MAN :
     


SEE THE ELECTRICAL WONDERS :
                 

Theatre of the Actors of Regard 
See your Self (sic) see the Electrical Man see the Electrical Wonders of this bLOGOS/HA HA Light Show :
        
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LOGOS/HA HA


       
           

20 April 2015

The Charge of the Light Regard ( To the G! )

       
"The first electric lights were lamps, dazzling bright electric discharges of several hundred candle power, struck, between carbon electrodes fed by batteries. The arc lamp was invented by Humphry Davy in 1807, but was too bright for households and was only used to light public places once a reliable electric generator had been developed by Gramme in Paris in 1871.
     
In Melbourne, the most notable floodlit event was a footy game at the MCG on 6th August, 1879 between Collingwood Artillery and East Melbourne. In that year, the incandescent lamp was invented separately by Swan and Edison, and gave a much less bright light of about 16 candle power, suitable for domestic use."
       
Trevor McAllister : Electric junk
Ockams Razor / ABC Radio National 4 July 2010

Engraving of a football match played under electric lights at the MCG, printed in the Illustrated Australian News, 1879
       
sandyhill writes at austadiums :

1) The drawing shows the first football match under electric lights between Collingwood Artillery (not to be confused with the later Collingwood FC) and East Melbourne, playing in 1879.

2) Its also the exact ground (known as Richmond Paddock) where the sport of Australian Football first started in 1858 - not inside the MCG, but next to it on its northern side - basically where the exterior of the new Northern Stand now is.

3) The original reversible Northern Stand is seen on the right hand side. As football was not allowed on the MCG until 1882, the stands ingenious reversible design allowed the seats to face the cricket ground in Summer and the football ground in Winter. However, by the time it burned down in 1883 to be replaced (refer to photo of the replacement stand on the first post above), football was played on the MCG itself, and no longer on Richmond Paddock.

4) Finally, if you can, note the packed crowd. A near capacity 12,000 attended this match - at a time when football crowds (any code) never exceeded 2,000 in the UK, or anywhere else.

Light Show
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
16 April - 5 July 2015



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 LOGOS/HA HA

                         
     
         

18 April 2015

The Charge of the Light Regard : from Logos to Lenin's Lamps and now the Light Show

     
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”
John 8:12  The Bible, English Standard Version

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
16 April - 5 July 2015
            

 Lenin the Lamp and the Light : the cover of 'We Build' (1929)
                 
"Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country."
Vladimir Lenin (1920)
Our Foreign and Domestic Position and Party Tasks. Moscow
GOELRO (State Commission for Electrification of Russia)

*These images come from the excellent article 'Lenin's Lamps' by Eric Laursen.
                
Below : Arkady Shaikhet (photographer), Lenin’s Lamp, 1925
     

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 LOGOS/HA HA

         
     
        

16 April 2015

The Charge of the Light Regard


$20 adult
$15 concession
$50 family (2 adults + up to 3 children)
$10 youth (13-17 years)
$75 general admin + membership
Children under 12 are FREE, but must have a CHILD ticket for entry

Theatre of the Actors of Regard 
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Following a sell-out season at the Hayward Gallery in London, the spectacular Light Show comes to Sydney this winter.
Museum of Contemporary Art : 16 April - 5 July 2015
Light Show features works from the 1960s to the present day by major international artists. Ranging from atmospheric installations to sculptures that you can move around and even through, Light Show invites you to experience the spatial and sensory effects of light in a myriad of forms.             

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 LOGOS/HA HA


See works from 17 international artists including James Turrell, David Batchelor, Jim Campbell, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Bill Culbert, Dan Flavin, Ceal Floyer, Jenny Holzer, Ann Veronica Janssens, Brigitte Kowanz, Anthony McCall, François Morellet, Iván Navarro, Katie Paterson, Leo Villareal and Cerith Wyn Evans.
Light Show is organised by the Hayward Gallery, London in association with the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Curated by Cliff Lauson, Hayward Gallery, London.


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15 April 2015

Culture Crash

       

"Everyone is now a writer and a critic, but payment a rarity. Cultural authority has been replaced by personal quirk; expertise by bloggers with logorrhoea."


- Louise Adler / The Age
Culture Crash review : 
Scott Timberg assesses why Australian arts are under pressure
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14 April 2015

Captain Look : Transit of Regard Observed

          
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12 April 2015

doodle dum & doodle dee

      
presents

scribble scribble scribble scribble 
   
on
          

click image to enlarge 
the front cover of The Monthly 
presents
an image of Julie Bishop, 
with HAND SPACE projection
as 
Supreme Goddess of the Void, 
with projection-space for image
for
the consumption production of
Theatre of the Actors of Regard
presents
A VoidScape Production :
          
The ] The Beholder ( Beholder
         

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11 April 2015

Vale Richie Benaud


LOGOS : The Speaking Into Being of the World
HA HA : disruptions to the Logos, Silence for instance
                 
We've referred before to Salvatore Rosa's c.1645 self-portrait, his hand resting on the inscription AUT TACE, AUT LOQUERE MELIORA SILENTIO (Do not speak unless your words are better than silence).
         
     
We recalled it again last night when the cricket commentator Catherine McGregor spoke on ABC Lateline in tribute to the great cricketer and commentator Richie Benaud.
             
EMMA ALBERICI: Now unlike some of the other former players who go on to become commentators, Richie Benaud was actually a trained journalist.

CATHERINE MCGREGOR: Indeed he was.

EMMA ALBERICI: How do you think that influenced the way he attacked that job of commentating?

CATHERINE MCGREGOR: Well, he was conscientious. I had the pleasure of watching him at work. Richie did his work. He was fastidious in keeping across the players. He adapted. It's been mentioned by some of the contemporary writers today: change never frightened Richie. He saw the game. He debuted in first-class cricket hot on the heels of Bradman's Invincibles and he's died today and had been active up until a season ago. He never - he never one of those people who reverted to nostalgia or bemoaned a mythical golden era that we'd lost. He was always very much a contemporary, he was across the techniques of the players, he knew the players. And Jim Maxwell said a beautiful thing in the package and it was: it was his trademark. Richie never said anything that wouldn't improve on silence. He was a great broadcaster, he was a natural broadcaster, he let the pictures tell a story and with great aplomb and subtlety just add value, rather than hyping and talking to fill space. He was a very, very gifted broadcaster, and when you look at the longevity of that career, it's quite extraordinary, frankly.

           
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On 4 January 2014 400 Richie Benauds, each with their Channel 9 microphone, took up commentary residence at The Sydney Cricket Ground for Day 2 of Australia vs England, The Ashes Test.  
         
LOGOS/HA HA of the highest order! Vale Richie.
          
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10 April 2015

PROPOSITION + APPLICATION =

         
let VOID = VOID


    
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09 April 2015

'_______________________________'



‘_____’
           


Opening Celebration Thursday 9 April, 5:30-7:30pm

Iakovos Ameridis, Boni Cairncross, Christian Capurro, Scott Donovan, Alex Gawronski, Biljana Jancic, Astrid Lorange, Sean Lowry, Dane Mitchell, Salvatore Panatteri, Patrick Pound, Ilmar Taimre.


A group of artists consider the nature of blankness as a signifier of creative potential (in the sense of capturing the dilemma of approaching a blank piece of paper, digital file, gallery space or canvas with the intention of creating something). As such, the exhibition will ask questions such as: “What is a blank space?”; “Can there be a blank space?”; “What are the power dynamics associated with framing or designating a blank space?”; and “What are the aesthetic potentials of blankness?”


Something else about nothing: blankness as medium
Catalogue essay by Sean Lowry
        
Margaret Lawrence Gallery
40 Dodds Street
 Southbank VIC 3006
9 April - 16 May 2015



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08 April 2015

LOGOS/HAN NAH ART END

        
Re. correspondence received :

     The actual subject matter of the book is the position of the artist in the world and in history :
of the man who does not "do" like human beings but who "creates" like God - though in appearance only. The artist is forever excluded from reality, and banished into the "empty province of beauty". His playing at eternity - and this bewitching game that we call beauty - turns into the "laughter that destroys reality," the laughter that springs from the terrible intuition that the Creation itself, and not merely man's playing at creating, can be destroyed.

- Hannah Arendt, p.124  Reflections on Literature and Culture

         

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07 April 2015

Upstairs Downstairs at NGA

     
rock paper scissors nudes ?

Nudes trump all, every time. So it's not surprising the amount of 'coverage' Stuart Ringholt's nude gallery tours receive. 

The latest of these outings is to James Turrell : A Retrospective at the National Gallery of Australia.
                     
Skinny-dipping in the void: the day I toured James Turrell's art show naked here
Monica Tan / The Guardian 
           
Naked art lovers tour National Gallery of Australia in after-hours, adult-only viewing of James Turrell exhibition here
ABC.NEWS
     
The National Gallery of Australia is hosting nude tours of its new exhibition here
Business Insider_Australia : Executive Life
     
Art And Private Parts here
Patrick Boyle / Broadsheet : Arts 
            
Art lovers visit James Turrell in the nude as first naked tours hit the National Gallery of Australia here
Jill  Hogan / Sydney Morning Herald 
            
Naked art lovers attend after-hours tour of Australia's national gallery here
Jonathan Peralman / The Telegraph (UK)
           
James Turrell Nude: the naked truth here
HILARY WARDHAUGH / Her Canberra

         
National Gallery of Australia launches its first ever naked art tour here
Karla Cripps / CNN
Each of these reports shows at least one photo of the event. Only coy CNN imposes rectangular blurs over the naughty bits.


Would I do a nude art tour? Sod that here
Jonathan Jones / The Guardian
           
James Turrell: Art lovers must turn up NUDE for after-hours tour of national gallery here
Mhairi Macfarlane / Mirror (UK)
         
Putting everything on display: National Gallery of Australia's first ever naked art tour promises to reveal all
here
Heather Mcnab and John Carney / Daily Mail (UK)
             
              
Art in the buff: Australian museum offering naked tours of Turrell exhibition here
YAHOO! News
           
Art lovers get naked in Canberra here
Amber Elias / ELLE Australia
           
THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA IS NOW RUNNING A NAKED TOUR (NSFW) here
Gay News Network : Gay Life
         
National Gallery of Art in Canberra Offers Naked Tours of James Turrell's Artwork here
Cait Munro / ARTNET News
     
First ever nude tour exhibition to be hosted by National Gallery of Australia! here
ANI / INDIA.com
       
Nude Canberra museum exhibit attracts art-loving starkers visitors here
AFP / The China Post
  
and so on ...
        

Duchampian Theatre of the Actors of Regard
presents
'Upstairs Downstairs'

Marcel Duchamp 
1912 
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 LOGOS/HA HA

        
         
        

05 April 2015

Get Thee Images

      
Today is Easter Sunday.
         
As that third sun rose 
they saw the impediment gone from the mouth of the cave
they understood the Logos ] to be ( free of that dark place
they spoke with new tongues and they beheld
as for the first time
anew
       
Re. The Sign of the Cross (continued)
   


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03 April 2015

Project/ion


Today is Good Friday.

some scenes and meta-scenes from 
The Stations of the Projection-Space :
     

'Simon of Cyrene Helps Jesus Carry the Cross'
Titian, c. 1565
           

The Logos speaks to his disciples / The weight of 
the projection-space is borne by the curators


The Logos carries the Projection-Space 
FIAPCE -1977-   
    
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A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...

LOGOS/HA HA

        

        

02 April 2015

Concept/ion


Last night, David Malouf spoke with Tony Jones on Late Line. Here's an extract from that interview :

Tony Jones : Let me take you at a broader level to the implications of what writing is and what writers can do in society as citizens.

And you say the real enemy of writing is talk. What does that mean?

David Malouf : That means…

Tony Jones : …because you’re quite good at talking.

David Malouf : That means that writers, who are sometimes good talkers, know that if you have some kind of idea or something that has caught your interest and you talk about it too much you’ll talk yourself past it.

And that what writing is about is not to indulge quickly in the annunciation of ideas, but to say to yourself What is this idea, and where does it go?

And that may mean being quiet and working slowly, and letting the idea declare itself to you rather you to declare the idea.

And it’s almost as if the writing was like an angel at your/waiting to speak, and if you speak too quickly the angel will have nothing more to say.

           

The Annunciation, fresco by Brother Angel / Fra Angelico,
1438–45, Museum of San Marco, Florence  

The Self conceives ] of ( The Other

Malouf and the angel of the writer. 
The Bible and The Annunciation of the Logos.

The Life of The Creator

The mystery of concept/ion 
Acceptance of the seed of an other
Patience, quietude and humility in gestation
Birth, revelation
    

The Annunciation, tempera on wood by Brother Angel /
Fra Angelico, 1430-32, The Prado, Madrid


Malouf's advice also reminds of the fourth ailment of the curia as described by Pope Francis last year :

4) Planning too much 

“Preparing things well is necessary, but don’t fall into the temptation of trying to close or direct the freedom of the Holy Spirit, which is bigger and more generous than any human plan.”
      

The Annunciation, fresco by Brother Angel / Fra Angelico,
late 1430s, Museum of San Marco, Florence.  
The interior depicted reproduces that of the cell in which it is located.
         
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A Person Looks At A Work Of Art/
someone looks at something ...

LOGOS/HA HA