From Alexander Solzhenitsyn, the late 20th century Russian novelist (from his Nobel Prize lecture titled, “The Gift of Art”)
“Some things lead us into the realm beyond words. Art thaws even the frozen, darkened soul, opening it to lofty spiritual experience. Through Art we are… sent… revelations not to be achieved by rational thought. …It is like that small mirror in the fairy-tales….you glimpse the Inaccessible, [a realm forever beyond reach] where no horse or magic carpet can take you. And [your] soul cries out for it.”
This quote is the reflection for the week, found at the bottom of ‘Life on the Nile…with St. John’s Church [ weekly email from one of the churches I try to go to sometimes].