Stephen Muse on Why Men Without Chests Are Not Free & Do Not Love
William Blake once asked a companion what he saw when he looked at the sun. His friend replied, "I see a yellow orb, approximately such-and-such a shape and distance from the earth." Blake responded something like, "I see the Hosts of Heaven coming on chariots of fire proclaiming 'Holy, Holy, Holy, Art Thou O Lord!'" Did the two men see the same sun? Or were they just talking about it differently? And what does it really matter?