False naturalness

The false kind of naturalness harps always on the distinction between the natural and the artificial. The higher kind of naturalness ignores that distinction. To the child the tree and the lamp-post are as natural and as artificial as each other; or rather, neither of them is natural but both are supernatural. For both are splendid and unexplained.

— Heretics (1905).

Published in: on November 28, 2013 at 12:25 pm  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://chesterton.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/false-naturalness/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: