THE FAITH OF AN ARTIST: writings of Max Reif
This website is an attempt to collect short stories and essays--as well as some poems, reviews and comic pieces--which have blossomed forth from my pen or keyboard and have appeared in THE MINDFUL WORD, LOVE STREET BREEZES, GLOW INTERNATIONAL, SEATTLE STAR, and other publications, mostly in the past couple of years
Simply to be here on Earth now is to live in a visionary time, even if many are still not aware of that fact. My own life has amazed me more than THE ARABIAN NIGHTS. I've felt a responsibility to document the journey through these years when the springtide breezes of an Avataric Age are blowing.
Sometimes the resulting pieces have taken the form of parables or "symbolic tales". More often, lately, as "realistic" narratives. In intent, I feel, the two are identical. As an writer, and also a painter and musician, my effort has always been in Meher Baba's words, "to penetrate into the essence of all being and significance and to release the fragrance of that inner attainment for the guidance and benefit of others by expressing, in the world of forms, truth, love, purity and beauty."
Here is a GUESTBOOK where you may make comments. One of the great mysteries of the arts is the
"community of the heart" which arises when a reader or viewer enters into a work and brings his/her own experience and understanding. So sacred. So intimate.