||[Feb. 25th, 2010|10:55 am]
I heard the following quote on a radio play this week. One character was explaining his love of À rebours by Huysmans and how this novel had led him to the conclusion that…
"Our culture has become so commercialised, so debased that the only option left is to retreat from the world and indulge ones own aesthetic tastes."
Nice to have the luxury to be that indulgent but it concerns me that "retreat" means turn ones back on the world, ignore the suffering.
I'm reminded of another quote...
"I reject your reality and substitute my own"