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  • The Sphinx with its gaze into nothingness. Beethoven's 5th that rushes into rare heights. The Bard's musings that make us pause and ponder. Or Vyaasa's tapestry woven from moral conundrums.

    The best sort of art is not one which entertains or informs or clarifies or even celebrates.

    Art at its most sublime poses the big questions, leaves us with a sense of wonder and makes us grapple with the mystery of existence. It is to these questions we return to when our tinsel lights become stale. There are no easy answers but somehow the questions lend more meaning than any answer ever could.

    Cloud Atlas, a movie based on novel by David Mitchell, poses questions in its promo that is worth watching and ruminating over. Google it and watch right now. This is beauty you have to pause for.
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