“There is something about aesthetic that satisfies something so deep within us, perhaps because it takes us into a direct experience with something that goes beyond intellect and thought. There is something we are all longing for that goes beyond where our minds can take us. Great poetry and art takes us there. When we stand before a masterpiece, we are stopped in our track. Before the next thought spirits us away, there is a glimpse of the timeless. For a moment everything just stops, and we are connected to something essential.”

Elizabeth Locke