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Writers on pictures- Henning Mankell

(HenningMankell describes his response to looking at paintings)

Every picture that means something special to me also has a story to tell, even if they open different doors to the ones opened by written texts.

I am constantly reminded that we human beings are basically storytellers. More Homo narrans than Homo sapiens. We see ourselves in others’ stories. Every genuine work of art contains a small fragment of glass from a mirror.

(from here) Henning Mankell: The Last Farewell,

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