Listening to the Hawk
Essays by Steven M. Herrnstadt
Resemblance reproduces the formal aspects
of objects but neglects their spirit;
truth shows the spirit and the substance
in like perfection. He who tries to
transmit the spirit by means of the
formal aspect and ends by merely
obtaining the outward appearance will
produce a dead thing.
I firmly believe that only things differentiating Homo sapiens from the other species on this earth are the fine arts, whoopie cushions and automatic weapons. Often I wonder if it’s only the latter.
Steven M. Herrnstadt -- 1985