Thursday, March 27, 2014

Reading In Nihilo

"If art is made ex nihilo—out of nothing—then reading is done in nihilo, or into nothing. Fiction unfolds through your imagination in interconnected layers of meaning that lift the heavy weight of unyielding facts from your shoulders. It speaks its own private language of endless nuance and inflection. A tale is a reassuringly mortalized, if you will, piece of the oceanic infinity out of which we came, and back into which we will go."

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Monday, March 24, 2014

Lewis Shiner

Our physical beings are only the shadows of our emotion.
Quote from DARK TANGO

Musical analogy to reading

Reading music is much like reading books. When the reader knows how to read the "notes" and is an experiened "player" the nuances of interpretation of the notes can greatly affect the sound and  meaning of a piece. Singers call this phrasing.