100 Words- June 24, 2015

Museums have an objection to people touching sculptures on display, yet some people seem driven to break the rule. I understand both the objection AND the urge to explore sculpture with touch. Feeling the motion, the flow of a piece under your fingers, is sometimes more satisfying than seeing it with the eyes, alone. I am willing to bet that most sculptors do not create flow with just the eye. That others wish to touch is not so much an act of vandalism as it is an act of worship. Beauty is not seen by the eye, alone.

Yet, still…


About elrondsilvermaul

I never know what to say about myself. I let what I write try to speak as to who I am. I can only add, here, that I am 72, live in a nursing home, am twenty years a cancer survivor, and identify as a gay male. I intend to use this blog as storage for poems? written over the long years (and still being written). This does not preclude other uses.
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One Response to 100 Words- June 24, 2015

  1. Walks with Wolves says:

    I agree….some sculptures just BEG to be touched.

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