Perplexing sentence

I was reading an article about working artists, and I saw this perplexing sentence about one of the artists who was lecturing about how to make a living doing art:

She has a glow about her, like someone who has seen enlightenment but turned away because she has a successful art career.

If she saw enlightenment but turned away, then why does she have a glow? There are other questions I have, but really, this is the type of sentence that is like art or a good novel: we can interpret different ways, because it's quite puzzling.


Jason Foumberg said...

a bodhisattva approaches enlightenment but turns away to help others reach it. That was the reference. Thanks for reading!

Jason Foumberg

Margaret Larkin said...

Thanks for the explanation and thanks for visiting!