The Glass Slipper

   "It is a sort of equation with insufficient conditions for determining the unknown."
          -John Ashbury on Jasper Johns' painting "According to What."
     This quote itself is a sort of equation, a description of poetry, of art and its ineptness for determining the unknown. Yet it works in a way. Its ineptness is its wisdom. Aware of its insufficiencies, it goes out dancing just the same. Old ugly Cinderella and her little lost shoe.

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