[Material such as this, in italics in square brackets, are notes on what I am doing which are not necessarily intended to be retained in the final version. ]
My aim in writing this book is to change the way you, the reader, see the world, and to change how you feel about the world.
The way I propose to go about this is by allowing you to see the world through my own minds eye, and, in some measure, to feel about it as I do.
The book is therefore intended not just as an intellectual exercise, but rather as a kind of artistic performance.
We talk of a man ``singing his heart out'' and this is the kind of thing I have in mind.
The artist engages his whole being in the