The responsibility to act on desire

Kathy Acker believed that desire is the only honest part of us, and she believed that art is authentic desire. She never expected that art itself could transform the world, but she knew art could awaken in us the authentic desire buried under the meaninglessness of modern life. The responsibility to act on that desire is up to us.

-- Jeanette Winterson, Intro to Essential Acker

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Linda dijo...

Wonderful quote. My plan when I retire is to do art. Everyone says do it now, but I have sleep apnea and am tired all the time, so just getting thru the day is a challenge. But I'm getting a CPAP machine and hopefully that will help. O my health . . .