Friday, 24 February 2017

Henry Miller.

Henry Valentine Miller.
26 December 1891 - 7 June 1980
Writer and Artist

An artist's life involves great swathes of attention. Attention is our way of connecting and surviving. Paying attention to the small details in our lives makes our lives extraordinarily large. Henry Miller championed this attention and his artistic and literary career stand as a legacy to his vast vision and close scrutiny.

'The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.'  Henry Miller.

'The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.' Henry Miller.

'Develop interest in life as you see it; people, things, literature, music- the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.' Henry Miller.

Miller's daughter, Valentine,  describes her father as '... tolerant, kind ,inspiring, droll ,genuine, loving, intelligent, thoughtful, a wonderful combination of many talents, humble as well as proud.'

What a top man. An inspiration.

Author of: Tropic of Cancer. Tropic of Capricorn. Sexus. Black Spring. The Books in My Life and many more.


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