Any object, intensely regarded, may be a gate of access . . .
Joyce’s quote reminds me of something Herbert Marcuse once said about art:
Art [functions to] break open a dimension inaccessible to other experience, a dimension in which human beings, nature, and things no longer stand under the law of the established reality principle…The encounter with the truth of art happens in the language and images which make perceptible, visible, and audible that which is no longer, or not yet, perceived, said, and heard in everyday life. (Excerpted from The Aesthetic Dimension.)
May you all find your gate of access today…