Allison Matyus with the Hyde Park Herald interviewed Hyde Park Refugee Project co-director Penny Visser in the wake of President Trump’s executive order restricting immigants from seven Muslim countries.
Published by Lisa La Vallee
"Old paint on a canvas, as it ages, sometimes becomes transparent. When that happens it is possible, in some pictures, to see the original lines: a tree will show through a woman’s dress, a child makes way for a dog, a large boat is no longer on an open sea. That is called pentimento because the painter “repented,” changed his mind. Perhaps it would be as well to say that the old conception, replaced by a later choice, is a way of seeing and then seeing again. That is all I mean about the people in this book. The paint has aged and I wanted to see what was there for me once, what is there for me now.” ― Lillian Hellman, Pentimento// The inspiration for my blog comes from the above passage from Lillian Hellman’s autobiography, Pentimento, a book I read years ago, but still resonates. Turning 50 has prompted a fair amount of navel gazing, not to mention blind fear, and moaning as I dive inelegantly off the cliff of middle age. View all posts by Lisa La Vallee