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Originally Posted by John Isbell View Post
Fliss: I have several ekphrastic MSS. - I like giving something back to the conversation that civilization is, and so I do random shit like this. It's a patchwork. I look forward to seeing more of your own ekphrastic work, and I'm glad you like the eland, the meditation on meaning and its absence, and the word pondering. The stride is a big deal to me: kouroi are an important moment in the evolution of Greek sculpture from Egyptian, which matters to the West, and the stride is a major part of that. Statues stop standing still - the Baroque is just around the corner.
Here's Wikipedia on kouroi:
Hi John,

Random is good. I might post an ek-work (I like the 'k') over the weekend, depending on how the day job goes. We spent quite a lot of time in the park today, oops.

Thanks for expanding on the stride of the kouros and for providing the link. I had a question about this sculpture form; it's answered here.

I'm intrigued by the nod to Lear, having read this about 'Every inch a king'.

Still musing, and enjoying,
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