Not a blogalectic
Flannery O’Connor has this to say about art:
Art is wholly concerned with the good of that which is made; it has no utilitarian end. If you do manage to use it successfully for social, religious, or other purposes, it is because you made it art first…
Masha concurs, and so do I. So heartily do I concur, in fact, that I’m bowing out of the blogalectic for this week. Masha has said most everything I would care to, so if this piques your interest I can do no better than send you to her post.
Instead, I’ll treat you all to a public service announcement:
I am delighted to report that Paraxis 03 has been published, and is available for your reading pleasure. And I’m also delighted to announce that it has my article “Stories and Shadows” in. The article is about metamorphosis, and storytelling, and George MacDonald, and other lovely things, and it’s a piece I’m particularly proud of. And I’m proud to be part of this wonderful zine.
Go read it. I’ll not delay you.
And have a good weekend while you read.