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January 12, 2023
Thursday, January 12, 2023

Art is a language which anneals individuals to each other through experiences that are uniquely human.

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Ann Lauterbach

Leave it to a poet to employ a word like “anneals.” It’s a scientific term, used to describe the joining of two complementary strands of nucleic acid through hydrogen bonds. An obscure word, yes, but also perfectly chosen for this metaphor. In Ann Lauterbach’s prose, art becomes the hydrogen bond through which well-matched individuals are connected. This lovely quote appears in Lauterbach’s 2008 book “The Night Sky: Writings on the Poetics of Experience,” in which she explores the myriad ways in which art and poetry are integral to the human experience. 

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