From a wonderful essay by Dr. Jerry Gill, a professor describing what he learned as he began to study sculpture:

‘It is essential to listen to the materials, to come to know their basic characteristics and limitations and, to borrow a phrase from Heidegger, “to allow Being to speak through them.” Usually we are so addicted to using materials for our own ends that this is an extremely difficult lesson to learn.’

We are the materials in each others’ lives. Let us learn to let Being speak and to let ourselves be shaped by the experience.

Below, study for “Ring Them Bells.”