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And they are that with which we create the future. Point well taken pm


Tom Colket <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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>P> Art is prophetic; it can even create the future.
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>The Modernists had an even more startling theory: the present changes the past.  
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>For example, consider this passage from Eliot's "Tradition and the Individual Talent"
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>". . . the difference between the present and the past is that the conscious present is an awareness of the past in a way and to an extent which the past's awareness of itself cannot show.
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>Some one said: 'The dead writers are remote from us because we know so much more than they did.' Precisely, and they are that which we know."
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>-- Tom --
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>> Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2012 01:45:45 -0700
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>> Subject: Re: Meeting the stranger
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>> The future is always strange; science is always about the past. Art is prophetic; it can even create the future. One can't get anything more out of date than the big bang. Fiat lux!!!
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