Some are born to sweet
delight, Some are born to endless night
Inspired by dreamlike, incantatory lines 123-124 from William Blake’s ‘Auguries of Innocence’, this work by Sasha Katz further explores the symbolism of the poem by putting its two heroines in the aforementioned state of ‘sweet delight’ — as opposed to the ‘endless night’ of misery and suffering.
Our world and our lives, Blake is saying, is defined by these two forever shifting states, the states of sad and happy. And the process never ends — unless you find a way to break out of it. For Sasha, the way to get out of this circle of altering moods is that of loving another being unconditionally and submitting yourself to a wonderful state — a spiritual day-time, full of joy, 2022