Quote of the Day – Rainer Maria Rilke

“A hand that touches no longer totally belongs from which it came. It and the object it touches or grasps together form something new, something else that has no name and that belongs to no one.”

 – Rainer Maria Rilke, regarding Rodin’s sculptures The Cathedral and The Secret.

Here’s two fun things I noticed today.

  1. Sculpture rarely comes across in a photograph. It is a uniquely “present” art form that requires the viewer to experience it in person. To take a photograph of it, especially in the case of Rodin’s animated pieces, paralyzes it – kills it.
  2. The two hands in each of these pieces – and this is the first time in all my exploration of Master Rodin that I have noticed this – are not from the same person. Each is a right hand. That utterly changes the power of them. I’ve always been floored with awe with these two pieces, but this realization makes me weep. So Beautiful…

About FV Everleigh

FV Everleigh is a queer preacher’s kid in Los Angeles. After years as an award winning Christian rock star, FV toured the globe producing acclaimed burlesque shows with a world famous stripper. They eventually moved into John Wayne’s favorite New Orleans brothel and adopted the name Everleigh in tribute to sisters who ran an opulent Chicago bordello in 1900. In addition to training at UCLA, FV has a Television Writing Certificate from Writing Pad LA and is a Roadmap Writers TOP TIER writer. His scripts have placed in the ScreenCraft, Roadmap and Inroads Fellowship competitions. He has a collection of short stories and a novel both being published in 2022 and is a guest contributor to DirtySexyHistory.com. Twenty years surrounded by sex-positive women, outré artists and circus misfits has informed FV’s sexually subversive, morally murky, visually yummy stories where marginalized protagonists win...eventually.
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