the Cathedral of St. Denis,
History of Art I....
"I have heard what you, teacher, have said about Abbot Suger and the way he saw these beautiful things as symbolizing God and drawing us closer to Him, but I find nothing here to write a paper for you about, unless you work with me so that we can find such a mutually meaningful way to appropriate this material. Can we do this, and in a way that I will feel safe and not be distracted from the beauty of the art by fear of failing this course?"Or, like Kafka's parable of the man who stands before the entrance to the law, am I tragically mistaken? Did I only have to ask to be treated as a human being and not as a "student", to become one -- to wake up from the bad dream of my young life, and enter and dwell for the rest of my life in a higher realm of beauty and light?
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