By Bradford Collins
Bradford Collins has assembled the following a set of twelve essays that demonstrates, in the course of the interpretation of a unmarried murals, the abundance and complexity of methodological methods now to be had to artwork historians.
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It is commonly believed that accomplishment follows dreams. Nothing could be further from the truth. Those who dream dream and those who can act are active. The pretence of children is not a dream. They are playing and they know it. uS Children make a perfect response to life. They see everything as beautiful and perfect, often telling their parents how beautiful and wonderful they are. Children always love their parents with perfect love regardless of what the parents are like. They have to learn to bear frustration which makes them seem unhappy at times.
I hope that it is quite plain that I am not moralizing, but simply describing some of the states of mind that are a hazard in solitude. Sometimes through hard work the Dragon is weakened. The resulting quiet is shocking. The work proceeds quickly and without effort. But anytime the Dragon may rouse himself and then one is driven from the studio. If he can then have a good contest with someone else he is thoroughly aroused and the next day he will go on and on about his victories round and round in the mind.
Experiences recalled are generally more satisfying and enlightening than the original experience. It is in fact the only way to know one's whole response. To illu strate recall 1 will quote Wordsworth on ha ving seen daffodils . " The straight forward path, as we so often have been warned, is extremely hard to maintain. Only joyful discoveries count. If you are not making them you are not moving. Now let us turn to abstract response, the response that we make in our minds free from concrete environment.