“I want to overhear passionate arguments about what we are and what we are doing and what we ought to do. I want to feel that art is an utterance made in good faith by one human being to another. I want to believe there are geniuses scheming to astonish the rest of us, just for the pleasure of it. I miss civilization, and I want it back.”
Amen! If the world is to be filled with beautiful things, it will be because it first has the expectation that such things are worth it. Here’s to all the Ms. Robinson’s waiting for us to do something interesting. Let’s impress them today.