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