Freedom, or: Limitations


The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.

– Orson Welles (1915-85)
Deceptive freedom
Everywhere | boundaries
Awareness sets free

Shabbat & Pesach (Passover)

Dear friends, I am offline for two days until sunset on Sunday so I will be unable to respond to your comments until then. I’ll miss you 🙂

18 thoughts on “Freedom, or: Limitations”

  1. Nancy Hillis, existential psychiatrist and abstract art teacher, helping people to discover their creativity… says, the most difficult step is the one from 0 to 1: and the next possible thing (to be ‘created’ -i.e. brush stroke, choice of colour…)

        1. No, I both understand & agree with what you and NH are saying.

          I’m just saying that it strikes me that going from 0 to 1 is the most difficult step with many other things too – not only with the creative process. Take mustering up self-confidence, for example.

      1. I sort of participated in a seder. ☺ Because of COVID and all it is difficult. But there was a virtual seder in an online community called Second Life and I attended that, and it was held in voice and a close Jewish friend “walked” me through it. It was actually fun and educational and, well, a good introduction. Thanks for asking!

    1. You know what’s interesting, Muri? In traditional Jewish communities, which are still governed by religious law, the argument is consistently made that the strictures of traditional Jewish life are actually liberating – this is something I often think about when I reflect upon the parameters of various poetic forms… in a way, it’s quite similar.


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