"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf
30 June 2016
We want so much more — something the books on aesthetics
take little notice of. But the poets and the mythologies know all about it. We
do not want merely to see beauty, though, God knows, even that is bounty
enough. We want something else which can hardly be put into words — to be
united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves,
to bathe in it, to become part of it.