Where Next, Writers?

Father, Son, Holy Ghost and a Wasp Nest. The four members of the team.




Christ at Ahtanum Mission, Washington

The Western tradition comes from the wasp nest. Just ask Socrates. The new tradition, the one that’s around us right now, observes. It’s a sleight of hand, though. Observation is the commentary, we are to believe. Behind the veil of the observing individual, however, other forces are at work. The Church was once good at translating images into ideas. Writing was once good at building wasp nests and translating hidden ideas into textual worlds. Contemporary culture has turned them back into images, but this time without texts. Now what?

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