ivory towers

The other day it occurred to me that being a purist often leads to a solitary existence. In a utopia where no one gets a big head and where perfection is possible we can talk about purism, but here on earth purism leads to isolation and arrogance.

Since life is about people and few things in life are worth dying for outside of faith, family and freedom, we have scant space in our lives for purism; our lives will always be “contaminated” at some level. Which leads me to this decision:

You can have your high minded purism in it’s lonely company with itself and a few other high minded individuals; I will enjoy my lowly art surrounded by friends and the knowledge that what I do is impacting lives for the better.

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