James Baldwin on What Artists Know

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  1. Lisa, this quote: “Baldwin tells us that most people live in darkness and it is the artists job to bring the to the light. The light is all the that makes us, us. It is the feeling of being encased in flesh and unbound in mind. It is all we easily forget we are and could be. You have to tell the truth of what it means to be a human being. It is an artist’s responsibility to do this and whether or not you asked for it, you must accept,” gave me absolute chills! This is what I have always felt but alas never found the words to say in quite the same way. Writing is the same as music and art… it brings light and beauty to an otherwise gray world! Beautiful. I must check out this video! <3


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