Laughing at God and the Devil
Favorite books are like an old stuffed animal, always there when you need them for inspiration or just hugs. Re-exploring an old favorite, Trickster Makes this World, philosophizes about mistakes and the process of creativity through folklore and myth.
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Turning over, once again, Lewis Hydes marvelous book Trickster Makes This World, I recalled the huge furor over an absurdly simple student exhibit at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago more than ten years ago. A self-styled young communist placed a blank ledger on a podium for guests to write commentary in, just like at any formal party or funeral, with a small black and white photomontage on the wall over it providing the question: "What is the proper way to display the American flag?" One suggestion was there, on the floor in front of the podium. Feel free to step up and write your response in the book.