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Mary Ruefle’s Stunning Color Spectrum of Sadnesses

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August 21, 2022

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Mary Ruefle's Stunning Color Spectrum of Sadnesses

We are all one question and the best answer seems to be love–a connection between things.

– Mary Ruefle –

Mary Ruefle’s Stunning Color Spectrum of Sadnesses

“Nearly two centuries after Goethe contemplated the psychology of color and emotion, Mary Ruefle’s chromatic taxonomy of sadness cracks open the eggshell of our fragility to reveal within it a kaleidoscope coruscating with irrepressible aliveness. What emerges is the feeling — something beyond the reasoned understanding — that sadness is not the tip of the Atlantis-sized iceberg of our hard-wired grief for life, but the blazing fire of life itself, of the love of life, burning with the elemental fact that there is no disappointment without hope, no heartbreak without love; in the shadows that sadness casts on the cave walls of our being is the delicious delirium of the life-dream itself.” { read more }

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For more inspiration check out this post on Ruefle’s essay, “Someone Reading a Book is a Sign of Order in the World.” { more }

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