My Potent Thought For The Day

I read this and I stopped:

It is through art and not the news that we feel and begin to understand the long night of suffering and humiliation endured by the [oppressed].

Chris Hedges on the poetry of Remi Kanazi.

And I thought: Art is both powerful and weighted with responsibility. It has the power to transform that which is external, but only if internally wielded with the full weight of responsibility. Rarely does art tumble and trip accidentally towards both a witnessing and transforming social awareness.