It seems to me that there is an age old question hanging around that is hard to define and that is "What is Beauty." I could also ask "What is Art." Are the two questions related? How do you think they are connected, that is if they are connected? These questions I ask in order to explore what others think and not to attempt convincing someone or anyone of my own way of thinking about beauty or art.
I ask you, what do you believe happens to your perception of self when you die? I am speaking of consciousness of self, that little person we carry about in our head that has the same name as we do. The question is not one that is seeking one of the religious beliefs (unless it is the same as yours) but what is it that you believe, what is your perception?