Rowan’s Rule, part 2

Continuing with another quote from Rowan’s Rulethis one discusses how Rowan’s “conception of the world never really ceased to be enchanted.” It is aptly described with a quote from G.K. Chesterton, “Truth must of necessity be stranger than fiction, for fiction is the creation of the human mind, and therefore is congenial to it.” Shortt goes on to say, “Without sticking his [Rowan’s] head in the sand, Rowan would have maintained that the creed is for singing, not only for reciting. He might have added that what is too subtle to be said can be sung. And not just what is too subtle, but what is too deeply felt, or too revealing, or too mysterious: these things can also be sung and only be sung.” (p. 56; emphasis original)

If the quote from Chesterton piques your interest, see especially his book Orthodoxy.

 

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