"The root of our English word "mystery" is a Greek verb, muein, which means to close the mouth. Dictionaries tend to explain the connection by pointing out that the initiates to ancient mysteries are sworn to silence, but the root may also indicate it seems to me, that what the initiate learns of a mystery cannot be talked about. It can be shown, it can be witnessed or revealed, it cannot be explained."
---The Gift by Lewis Hyde

© 2009, Burn No. 34

Maybe this is why I am having so much trouble writing aritist statements!