Imagine a wooden ladder. It leans against a tree in an orchard, wind-battered and gray, its wood etched in dark and narrow grooves. Though the elements have stripped it of its shine, the wood is oddly soft. Looking at the ladder, one knows that one is aware of it, as one is aware of the orchard and the fruit ripening in the trees and the geese flying overhead.
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- G Santayana. The sense of beauty. Dover Publications, New York, 1955 (first published in 1896).Google Scholar