Tuesday, November 18, 2014

From Valhalla to My Father, David Athey

"From Valhalla to My Father," by David Athey, is featured in the winter 2014 issue of Still Point Arts Quarterly

I’d been at war with words for long enough to know that the only resort is surrender. Even with a meticulous writing schedule, giving specific hours to the craft, the pursuit of the sublime is usually a realization that one cannot capture it. One can merely work hard enough to be in a position to give up. The paradox of the artistic life is like the paradox of all life, including the way of suffering and healing: we do as much as we can while knowing that God is doing it all.

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