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A Statue is Born

Dec 23, 2018 | Curbside Consults


I see A Star is Born ( and read reviews.

There are analogies to Pygmalion, Ovid’s tale of the sculptor’s dream of a woman, his ivory creation coming to life.

Do we sculpt a dream or are they whimsical, random events?

Our brain’s way of making sense of an insane world?

We dream.

We die.

Do we die from our dreams or do they replace us?

Or, do we create a dream and then perhaps the dream takes on a larger purpose—something far more influential than we might ever anticipate?

We dare to dream. We let others share in our dreams. We love others for believing in our dreams.

Perhaps we can read Ovid in reverse.

We can watch a star become a simple woman, working a common job.

We can sculpt our dreams into statues.

And through our dreams, we can live forever.

photo credit : The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore
artist © : public domain


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