Written in the 70s — Abstraction


Written in the 70s, 70s-7. (Copyright 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.)

Abstraction: flight from interpretation: return the sensual to art (music as well).
The person who violently and persistently jars his senses with drugs, sex, food, is the opposite of voluptuous; he is frigid. The capacity for sensuality is in inverse proportion to the power of the stimuli needed to experience pleasure. The sybarite is impotent, the ascetic a voluptuary.
A negative effect of graduate school was disenchantment with critical thought. The effort to write engendered a silly disdain of ideas and analytical process.
How easily he surrenders to games. Ambition retires to the courts.
The insertion of beads…
Sex is the currency of exchange in most sentimental transactions: I love you;

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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