In an age of egalitarianism and relativism, it is easier than ever to regard matters of taste as wholly private and personal. I like Bach, you like Bon Jovi, praise the Lord anyhow. But is aesthetic judgment purely a subjective and neutral matter? Is “beauty” exclusively in the eye of the beholder? Is something “beautiful” just because I like it, or does it have some objective quality rooted in creation that allows me to recognize that it is beautiful?
— Kenneth Myers, from All God’s Children and Blue Suede Shoes, kindle location 1147