“After all, works of art are always the result of one’s having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, to where no one can go any further.
“The further one goes, the more private, the more personal, the more singular an experience becomes, and the thing one is making is, finally, the necessary, irrepressible, and as nearly as possible, definitive utterance of this singularity…”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke to his wife Clara, compiled as Letters on Cezanne, trans. by Joel Agee, 1907.
What are your thoughts, dear friends?