Tuesday, June 1

Perhaps as a corollary to Butas Na Chuck's previous post, an answer or an echo, though I've had this in my mind for a few weeks now:

The trouble is that we have a bad habit, encouraged by pedants and sophisticates, of considering happiness as something rather stupid. Only pain is intellectual, only evil interesting. This is the treason of the artist: a refusal to admit the banality of evil and the terrible boredom of pain.

Perhaps it's possible to write something that's all glib and happiness. I don't know yet if I can do it, but I think it can be done.

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