Friday, May 29, 2015

Rosslyn asks if Artisphere is closing

Rosslyn, your non-local news sources are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except what they read in non-local news. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Rosslyn, whether they be adult’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours, a human is a mere insect, an ant, in her intellect as compared with the boundless world about her, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

No, Rosslyn, Artisphere is not closing. Artisphere exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Artisphere! It would be as dreary as if there were no Rosslyn. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Artisphere remaining open! You might as well not believe in fairies. You might get your mama to hire men to watch in all streets for signs announcing an Artisphere exihibit, but even if you did not see a sign for a single Artisphere exhibit, what would that prove? Artisphere for months went without signs, but that was no sign that there was no Artisphere. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor adults can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived could tear apart. Only faith, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Rosslyn, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

Artisphere closing! Thank God! Artisphere lives and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Rosslyn, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, Artisphere will continue to make glad the hearts of residents. And the Ode Street Tribune will continue the long tradition of quality newspapers.

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