I really enjoyed your piece here. Particularly your view on the presence of moral purpose and how it should be taught by the education system and in the family. Your comment about cult celebrity and politics cracked me up. I, too, want “literature to bring me ecstasy”. I don’t read much but when I do it’s sci fi and it takes me out of this world so that I may see things my own mind cannot fathom. Regardless, great piece! Thanks for sharing!