Friday, December 08, 2006

True Artists

A quote by John Erickson, creator of the Hank The Cowdog series (which are thoroughly enjoyed at our house):

People need good stories just as they need home-cooked meals, clean water, spiritual peace, and love. A good story is part of that process. It affirms divine order in the universe and justice in human affairs and makes people better than they were before they read it. If artists are more gifted than ordinary mortals (we keep hearing that they are), they should find order and harmony in human experience. That's what Bach and Handel did. Artists should nourish the spirit, not poison it.

I couldn't agree more.

He was interviewed recently by World Magazine. Read the whole article.

(Hat tip: Suitable for Mixed Company. Thanks a lot!)

1 comment:

Kathryn Judson said...

Thanks for the link!