What can an artist do, when he is caught in between social mores at odds with each other?
Many choose to pitch their tents on one particular side of the divide.
In actual fact, the real artistic challenge is to find ways and means of staying in the middle, with the aim of reaching transcendence.
Making magic or tapping into wizardry is the magnet that attracts honest artists to the vagabond lifestyle.
This is the reason why bourgeois respectability should be regarded as incompatible with rigorous creativity.