Fancy Dress…

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Pity the man who sees too deeply

for he alone knows the terrible secret of superficiality.

It is self-preservation that demands we be fickle, and false, and frivolous.

Anybody dependant upon this ‘sorbet of surfaces’ to any extent

must at one time have tried and failed to penetrate beneath it.

Yet to find pleasure in falsifying life’s image,

precisely to the degree in which their own world was spoiled,

can be regarded as the mark of an artist.

And perhaps it is only artists that can dress man

in colour, and light, and goodness

so that we no longer have to suffer

at the unadorned sight of ourselves.

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