reading: Ethics by Linda Pastan

June 25, 2015

I just read this for my AP Summer Institute on AP Literature. Take a second to read it, it's worth it.

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Those last three lines are quite incredible, I love the disquiet they leave me with. The breakdown of the moral dilemma into something more complicated is haunting. Also, the expressive description of the painting and the interaction of the painting and the viewer is lovely. The woman views the art, and it becomes part of her. The time of her life, the year, the painting, and she herself become tethered together.

Life without art is meaningless, and art without some one to view it is meaningless.

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