love to discover hidden meanings and subtleties in creative works of art, music, and literature.
Reviews by scholars are sometimes very critical, and they seem to
delight in finding flaws. The creator's subtleties often go over the
reviewer's heads, and they miss the beauty and the humor.
reviews are about works that have delighted me one way or another, and
have been created by artists, musicians, poets, and writers. They are
just my take on the works, and I could be just projecting my own weird
I welcome comments, especially pointing out where you
think my viewpoints are mistaken, or pointing out subtleties or
alternate explanations I may have missed.
In intercourse with scholars and artists one readily
makes mistakes of opposite kinds: in a remarkable scholar one not
infrequently finds a mediocre man; and often, even in a mediocre artist,
one finds a very remarkable man.