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Those nervy early Greek philosophers, in their discussions of aesthetics,
kept equating truth and beauty. I think Magritte was onto this. Now, I
could be very wrong here, and all my art history books are at school, but
that smokey painting about the pipe, didn't it have two phrases written on
it, the first being, roughly translated, "This is a pipe." ? Then, below
the pipe image, "This is not a pipe." Somehow this makes a difference to me
in wether the subject is profound or dumb. Maybe it is profound and maybe
it isn't profound. Maybe it is dumb, and maybe it isn't dumb. Usually I
find more truth in novels than in non-fiction. Non-fiction proports to be
truth, but rarely is and fiction doesn't claim it's true, but often is.
Life sure is a paradox. Peggy