Creative Wordshops March Newsletter 2020
Midrash, Rilke, Apollo and Us
Many candles can be kindled from one candle without diminishing its light
Midrash involves Biblical interpretation. It’s about elaborating and asking
questions about a text. Why did Eve engage with the snake? Why did Lots’
wife turn around? For me, midrash allows the imagination to flesh the
bones of a skeletal story and participate in a text, lifting personal
meaning from between the lines. And such a meaning changes with each encounter for yesterday’s reader is not the reader facing today’s page.