Thursday, August 11, 2011

Gertrude Stein: The Daily Miracle

via pippa’s cabinet

“One of the pleasant things those of us who write or paint do is to have the daily miracle. It does come.”
—Gertrude Stein

“… Stein is saying—not just that you should be on the lookout for the daily miracle (and perhaps, as I like to think, that miracle is something very basic and simple and normal from the day that suddenly elevates itself into something astonishing, or perhaps for her it was something else entirely—no way of knowing for sure, but in truth it hardly matters), but that ‘it does come.’ It does. Not it can, or it might, or even it will come. And when it comes, what it is? Is it dramatic? Is it earth shattering? No, it’s pleasant…”
Read the rest here.

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