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<<But think of forms of violence that don't
involve one person hurting another--the violence of a storm, for example.
many painters, composers, poets, and novelists have found violent storms
to be quite beautiful. Look at the success of the recently published A
PERFECT STORM. But, this makes me wonder what it is about violence in the
storm that makes people think of it as beautiful. Any ideas?>>
Yes, it is that danger and excitement. It is a bonding experience. Anyone who
has ever been through a Florida Hurricane or tornado knows what is exciting
about the power of nature and the rally of human spirit against a power so
It is the Moby Dick, the Great Wave and the Towering Inferno. It's the making
of heros and stories and the moment when they are born or realized.
Remember those tales from relatives and fire side chats. Triumph over tragedy
or tragedy with honor... the ultimate sacrifice.
P.S. Sorry to be so melodramatic but we just visited the Viet Nam memorial by
Maya Lin. It is a common experience that bonds us as humans our vunerability
but strength and spirit