Posts by Nicholas Papas

The Sounding

A Daughter’s Tears and God the Father

Lucian Freud passed away in July 2011. A short time later, a 90-minute BBC documentary, “Lucian Freud: Painted Life,” was aired. In it, acquaintances…

Jan 06, 2014
The Sounding

What Do You See?

“The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” This sentiment from George Bernard Shaw was often related…

Dec 10, 2013
The Sounding

Is It Funny?

My granddaughter is 2-and-a-half years old now. For anyone who has been around a toddler, you will know that this means the dawn of strong willfulness….

Oct 03, 2013
The Sounding

Syrian War and Contrapposto

U.S. involvement in the war in Syria might come. I fear. But, isn’t this the same fear as always? Isn’t it the fear that is sprouted from a weak or…

Sep 04, 2013
The Sounding

How Much Can We Bear?

At times pop cultural, classical and ecclesiastical literature, music and art deal with the idea of awareness, openness and the ability to absorb “Light”….

Aug 07, 2013
The Sounding

Dead People and Why Icons Look Weird

If I say, “Hello,” it is not a stretch to think that the answer will be something like…well… “Hello.” However, if I say, “Hello” to…

Jul 11, 2013
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