there is a fault in reality.
That's a quote from a very interesting book I'm reading - or rather dipping into now and again as it's absolutely enormous and packed with ideas and info! - called The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher.
The quote came to mind when I read an article in this morning's Telegraph about Damien Hirst's latest exhibition. Well, it's a relief to hear that more people are noticing (check out this lot) that the emperor is indeed wearing no clothes, but on the other hand, it beggars belief that it took so long! Some of us didn't adjust our minds to this skewed reality in the first place.
There are numerous little quotes and snippets from the book that I could post in relation to this but here's one I liked -
Robert Persig: ' We build up whole cultural patterns based on past "facts" which are extremely selective. When a new fact comes in that does not fit the pattern, we don't throw out the pattern. We throw out the fact'.
Based on that, I think it will take a while yet for the so-called experts to admit they were fooled. Actually, that's too much to hope for. No, they'll save face by simply jumping on another money making bandwagon and declare that period so passé. Or they would. It's just that - awkwardly - there is no sign of the next bandwagon on the horizon and in the meantime they've been playing the charade for so long it's hard to keep it up! Things could get interesting...