“Aesthetics satisfies something so deep within us, perhaps because it takes us into a direct experience of something beyond intellect and thinking. 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 stops, and we are connected to what is  essential.”

Elizabeth Locke