Art does not exist for politics, or for instruction- it exists primarily for pleasure, or it is nothing.
There is a peculiar aesthetic pleasure in constructing the form of a syllabus, or a book of essays, or a course of lectures. Visions and shadows of people and ideas can be arranged and rearranged like stained-glass pieces in a window, or chessmen on a board.
There is a certain aesthetic pleasure in trying to imagine the unimaginable and failing, if you are a reader.
Our days weave together the simple pleasures of daily life, which we should never take for granted, and the higher pleasures of Art and Thought which we may now taste as we please, with none to forbid or criticise.
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