In the movie Basquiat, there is this little story that Jeffrey Wright says as a voice over as Jean-Michel Basquiat that just absolutely murders me every time I hear it:
“There was this little prince with a magic crown. Â An evil warlock kidnapped him, locked him in a cell in a huge tower and took away his voice. Â There was a window made of bars. Â The prince would smash his head against the bars hoping that someone would hear the sound and find him. Â The crown made the most beautiful sound that anyone ever heard. Â You could hear the ringing for miles. Â It was so beautiful, that people wanted to grab the air. Â They never found the prince. Â He never got out of the room. Â But the sound he made filled everything up with beauty.”
I will always wonder why this dead man’s crazy art appeals to me so deeply.
This week’s JOL Sunday Flickr, a late night edition, because — well, because I was up:
I hope for everyone reading this you have found something that woke up something in you.