Wednesday, February 16, 2005 +

Art in Heaven?

“The housemaid would not have needed the penny novelette if such goings-on had been prevalent on the backstairs, nor must one fool oneself that kitsch is a special case. None of us would listen to a Beethoven quartet if we had such serenity and such ecstasy at our beck and call.
—Eric Bentley, The Life of the Drama

On the other hand,

“And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.”
—Isaiah 6:3 (see also Revelation 4:8)

and I should think we would join in.