As you may or may not have heard, today was Stan Brakhage's birthday. I won't say much, as the unquantifiable importance his work has held in my own life since my first chance discovery has been elucidated here time and again. It was a discovery that gave me my sense of wonder back, a wonder that has deepened every day since. Instead I'll post the following brief but exquisite essay by Kristin Prevallet entitled Angels in the Apparatus...
(screen captures from Orpheus by Jean Cocteau)