"The Clod and the Pebble" of Blake states that love, like self, is the most and least selfish thing on earth, or away from earth. The Clod stands for that in us which wishes to be annulled by the tramplings and piercings of the world; the Pebble for that which wishes to resist in hardness, unyieldingness, defiant rotundity and elliptical autonomy. The Clod and the Pebble are both correct, but their seeming difference can frighten—as it should. Anyway, sex, love, marriage, affection, have been the field of strategic ferocity and of dissolving meekness in a way to make hectic and bewilder any society, or any individual therein. We should listen closely to the Clod and the Pebble, and then see if we can arrange a deal that is honest, with the probity of aesthetics within the deal.