Dit bericht gaat over schoonheid. Ik wil proza duidelijk en puntsgewijs, geen verrassingen – als een powerpointvoorstelling. ‘If you want to know something else about beauty, what precisely it is, look at the history of art. You will see that every age has had its ideal Venus (or Apollo), and that all these Venusses or Apollos put together and compared out of the context of their periods are nothing less than a family of monsters. A thing is not beautiful because it is beautiful, as the he-frog said to the she-frog, it is beautiful because one likes it.’ De gedachte aan Brad Pitt en Angelina Jolie als monsters, en het feit dat die gedachte al in 1966 door Bruno Munari is gedacht, stemt vrolijk.