Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Got wood...fire?



I came across this while doing some reading...thought I would share. I'm looking forward to firing, can you tell?


..."But the changes wrought by fire are changes in substance: that which has been licked by fire has a different taste in the mouths of men. That which fire has shone upon retains as a result an ineffaceable color. That which fire has caressed, loved, adored, has gained a store of memories and lost its innocence. Through fire everything changes."


...Gaston Bachelard's "The Psychoanalysis of Fire"

2 comments:

jimgottuso said...

great pic and great quote... it's surprising to see bachelard quoted, haven't read the book excerpted but always love "the poetics of space", i also saw that you like my morning jacket and fleet foxes... one more than the other?

k.houser said...

was given that book by Bachelard by an artist I had an exhibition for, Lee Renninger...we discussed "the Poetics of Space"...I had not read it and she turned me on to it and later sent "The Psych. of Fire"...and I loved that quote, especially since Im about ready to fire the wood kiln...as far as MMJ, I have been into them longer...since "It Still Moves"...but I do like that Fleet Foxes cd...Im listening to the new Iron and Wine double Cd big time right now although, that and Andrew Bird's last one still...Im a music freak.