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This Magic Moment

GC Myers- Absorbed  2022

Absorbed– Now at Principle Gallery

And really the purpose of art – for me, fiction – is to alert, to indicate to stop, to say: Make certain that when you rush through you will not miss the moment which you might have had, or might still have.

–Jerzy Kosiński, Conversations with Jerzy Kosiński, 1993

Awareness of possibility.

Maybe that’s the purpose of art, much as late author Jerzy Kosiński points out above. Sounds right to me. It does seem like the potential for meaningful moments is always in the present– if we are alert to the possibility.

In our day-to-day struggles, our senses often become dulled and our eyes soon pass over the moments without actually seeing what they contain. Beauty. Poetry. Music. Drama. The gamut of emotions.

Art of all sorts is an attempt at giving us back that vison of the possibility. The possibility of meaningful moments. Magic moments.

Okay, this was all a guise to get to play This Magic Moment from the late and great Ben E King from his time with The Drifters. But even so, the sentiment holds real truth. Stay alert– there is magic in every moment.

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