Monday, April 26, 2004

"The goal, I think, is to give the reader that sense of being inside someone else's mind, to take them outside of themselves for a few minutes. You ask their permission to do this in the first few sentences, and leave them standing somewhere slightly different when the last graf ends. Not purely craft, not purely art—more alchemical, trying to turn type into air. Although the alchemists had it all wrong; all that time they tried to turn lead into gold, the printers kept casting type and publishing books, grateful for the cheapness and pliability of lead. Lead is not as malleable as gold, but words are far more so, and definitely more useful."(Ftrain.com | Voice By Paul Ford )

:: note :: . . . art as alchemy . . . check into art as vehicle . . . act into vertical energy . . .