Is Love, Beauty, and Ecstatic Vision Just a Higher Form of Pain?

The swoon, obsession, and agony of the heart after a visionary epiphany in Badfinger’s “Day After Day” (1971). And notice the role of memory in the haunting and heightening of longing for what is not, in fact, present:

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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