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TRUTH and the veil February 29, 2012

Posted by aldelsol in TRUTH.
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Truth and the veil

We know something too well, we man of knowledge: oh, how well we are now learning to forget an NOT know, as artists. And , as to our future, we are not likely to be found again in the tracks of those Egyptian youths who at night make the temple unsafe, embrace statues, and would fain UNVEIL, uncover, and put in clear light, everything which for good reasons is kept concealed.

No, we have got disgusted with this bad taste, this will to truth, to “ TRUTH AT ALL COSTS”, this youthful madness in the love of truth: we are now too experienced, too serious, too joyful, too singed, too profound for that…

We no longer believe that the truth remains the truth when the veil is withdrawn from it: we have lived long enough to believe this.

“ Is it true that the good God is everywhere present?” asked a little girl to her mother: “ I think that is indecent”: a hint to philosophers! Perhaps TRUTH is a woman who has good reasons for not showing her reasons?…

GS (Preface)

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