Beauty in a world lusting for desecration
...offered by Dn. James Ferrenberg, a sinner at 1:12 PM [+]
THIS article is nothing short of beautiful. There are a few finer points I'd disagree with, but by and large I think Scruton hits the beautiful nail on the head.
What have we lost when far too much of our artistic impulses do not lift our eyes in aspiration towards the beautiful, but instead drop them to lust over the base, the profane, the crude, and the pursuit of lazy satisfaction with wherever we happen to be? Count me as a lover of beauty...a clumsy and inept aspirant bent on being better than I am now.