I’ll be in Albuquerque this weekend! Stop by! I’ll have Little Dee Books as well as my smiling personality. :)
An English teacher of mine from high school once told the class that the point of education is largely so we could appreciate life. And there is something to be said for knowing a lot about a subject, because you can truly appreciate it more, you can see and enjoy the nuances. As john Crowley said in “Little, Big”: the further in you go, the bigger it gets.
Snobbery occurs when you forget that things can be enjoyed also on their simple intrinsic level.