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Beauty

Beauty

To be frank, we do not like to speak of beauty. Does not the concept, the word, exude boredom? Is beauty not a sublimely pallid notion, a pendant’s fantasy? It’s said that it is based in laws; but laws speak to reason, not to emotion, which has no use for reason’s strictures. That is why perfect beauty, which needs no apology, is so dreary. For emotion actually wants to find something it can forgive, otherwise it turns away with a yawn. Enthusiastic admiration for what is merely perfect demands a devotion to preconceived, prototypical norms – a pendant’s devotion. It is difficult to ascribe profundity to such preconceived enthusiasm. The law’s bonds are external and didactic; magic alone creates an inner bond. Beauty is magic worked upon the emotions – always half-illusionary, extremely precarious, and fragile in its very efficacy.
— Thomas Mann, Joseph and His Brothers
Forgiveness

Forgiveness

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