A Brief Thought on the Sublime


There was a time children reached for the sublime, adults too but today, with reality TV and instant information the drive for immediacy of thought has left us without a desire to be in touch with anything sublime. We are too enmeshed in the real world to look out for the unseen world and by failing to look for the unseen we lose our ability to have meaningful dreams.

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2 Responses to A Brief Thought on the Sublime

  1. Alma says:

    Wow. I was just thinking about this. It’s an all too brief thought. You should write a very very long essay on it, I would love to read it! I have this concern myself. I am working on a fantasy comic that borders on magical realism. One of my concerns is that, like you say, in the current climate no one is interested in fantasy anymore and would not be able or willing to grasp its messages.

  2. Alma says:

    Also, I think that the desire in people for the sublime is there, only it’s been, erm…sublimated. Reality t.v. itself is an illusion of sorts. I think maybe what people are looking for is not fantasy for its own sake but fantasy that is intimately linked with and gives greater meaning to reality. There are lots of fantasy films out there that are just not very good because they lack any real depth.

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