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.