The Perfect Horse

“The horse that a master miniaturist has drawn tens of thousands of times eventually comes close to God’s vision of a horse, and the artist knows this through experience and deep in his soul.  The horse that his hand draws quickly from memory is rendered with talent, great effort, and insight, and it is a horse that approaches Allah’s horse.  However the ear that is drawn before the hand has accumulated any knowledge, before the artist has weighed and considered what it is doing … will always be a flaw”   p. 405  My Name is Red  by Orhan Pamuk