What some might dismiss as messy strands of hair have body, luster, curvature in their darkness. Darkness is the true mirror of light. The tilted head with its bright features might seem an afterthought; face is central to the whole yet its precise, simple definition seems too facile. It would be a mistake to discredit the artist. A talent that can make the most out of the least is literally most creative. But we should focus on the beauty of the subject. There is literally nothing elaborate about her. Her beauty emerges from the simple curves of the face shaping lips, nose and eyes that are above all engaged.
I am a graduate student in political science at the University of Dallas who thinks the media is dumb for the most part, yet am immersed myself. I am looking to break my addiction, and this blog is part of the solution: Why not try to see what the past can tell us about the present, as opposed to seeing what the present has to say about the present only?
OK, I’m sold. What should I read here?
- Analysis of The Gettysburg Address: Is Democracy Feasible?
- Analysis of Lincoln's "Second Inaugural:" Where do American virtues lie?
- Commentary on the Book of Jonah
- On "Batman Begins"
- From Love to God: On Hopkins' "As Kingfishers Catch Fire"
- On Emily Dickinson's "These are the days when birds come back..."
- The Coming Age: Macbeth and the Birth of the Modern World
- On Polemarchus: Commentary on the Republic of Plato, 331d-336a
- A Reading of Plato's "Crito"
- Towards a Nietzschean Understanding of Politics: Notes on "The Case of Wagner"