If we acknowledge that beauty touches us, that it wounds us, that it opens our eyes, then we rediscover the joy of seeing, of being able to grasp the profound meaning of our existence…In this regard one may speak of a via pulchritudinis, a path of beauty which is at the same time an artistic and aesthetic journey, a journey of faith, of theological enquiry.
-- Benedict VXI (from an address delivered to over 250 artists on November 20, 2009)
MY BACKYARD, SILVER LAKE L.A.
I SWEAR HE (SHE?) SAT THERE FOR A GOOD HALF HOUR THE OTHER MORNING