Artists and Prophets

January 18, 2010

Me (sharing this video over family dinner): Here’s a person who hears different things than we do.

Erin: Oh! When I watched “The Making of Coraline,” they said that they had a dog toy. Most anyone who looks at it would see a dog toy. But this one person looked at it and said, “If we cut it open in this way, it will look like a flower.” And that’s what they did, they used a dog toy to make a flower. That person saw things differently than we do.

Me: That’s because artists are insane. And that’s why there’s a connection between artists and prophets.

Kay: Because they’re both insane.

Me: Right. Artists and prophets see a different world. That’s why we need them both.

What art, or artists, reveal and invite you into a different world?

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.