whether it be a symphony, a painting, or a story for a small child.
I believe that each work of art,
whether it is a work of great genius or something very small,
comes to the artist and says
'Here I am.
Give birth to me.'
And the artist either says
'My soul doth magnify the Lord'
and willingly becomes the bearer of the work,
but the obedient response is not necessarily a conscious one,
and not everyone has the humble, courageous obedience of Mary.”