Every subjective criticism is a matter of context; for any context in which something about us is scorned or disdained there is yet one in which the same thing will be welcomed, accepted, and appreciated. Therefore the optimization of context should remain a continual life practice, art, and goal. All my experience, observation, and vocation teaches me this.

— Asher's Maxim 498

Asher Black

Asher Black is a former literary and review editor who writes, thinks, reads, listens, and is interested in the interior darkness of the soul.

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