The feelings excited by improper art are kinetic, desire or loathing. But he had been forewarned of the dangers of spiritual exaltation and did not allow himself to desist from even the least or lowliest devotion, striving also by constant mortification to undo the sinful past rather than to achieve a saintliness fraught with peril. "Ah, how CAN you?" "Because I'm clear. All the fellows would be at the mass, dressed in black, all with sad faces.