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R. Moore (ronmoore)
Sun, 22 Nov 1998 16:53:15 -0800 (PST)


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> > Date: Mon, 16 Nov 1998 14:54:45 -0800 (PST)
> > From: "R. Moore" <ronmoore>
> > To: Debi13
> > cc: owner-artsednet.edu, artsednet.edu,
> > artsednet-digest.edu
> > Subject: Re: Re: Beauty
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> > Debi,
> > Your comments strike me as dead-on. It is one of the remarkable
> > charms of the Maya Lin Vietnam Veterans Memorial that it calls up, in its
> > bold, understated way, all the turbulence and horror of war. And
> > somehow, in a way that is truly mysterious, it wraps this turbulence and
> > horror in beauty. The beauty doesn't cancel the negative feelings; it
> > just comes to rest with them in making it possible for us to comprehend
> > the reality of the whole.
> > The more we chat about beauty here, the more I am coming to think
> > that present-day folks are very much inclined to find a wider range of
> > things beautiful than were folks of a generation or so ago. But, oddly
> > enough, maybe no wider a range than did the Romans!
> > Ron Moore
> >
> > On Mon, 9 Nov 1998 Debi13 wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > In a message dated 11/9/98 10:53:10 PM, ronmoore wrote:
> > >
> > > <<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
> > > great.
> > > 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.
> > > Debi
> > > 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
> > >
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