upward toward the head
Post #48 • June 28, 2003, 8:10 AM
James Elkins, from Pictures and Tears:
I love history, and I wouldn’t give up any of its richness. But paintings can also work differently, in a way that isn’t easily put into words, that slides in and out of awareness, that seems to work upward toward the head from somewhere down below:a way that changes the temperature of your thinking instead of altering what yousay. That other kind of experience can tunnel into your thoughts and bring tears to your eyes.