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23 August 2010



What an interesting idea. We all have our ways of expressing ourselves. I've never felt the inclination to paint, preferring the visuals I get from words. Pictures are more vivid behind the blindfold, I guess.
Your post reminds me of a story by Jack Vance in which the inhabitants of a future Earth have an encyclopaedia of art. They don't have the pictures, just the descriptions. They try to recreate the artworks from the words, and never feel they are doing them justice. In fact, what they create far surpasses the originals.

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