What is on the Other Side of the Wall?

Every now and again, I come back around to considering G.K. Chesterton’s “paradox of the gate”. Here it is in Chesterton’s own words from his 1929 book, “The Thing”, in the chapter entitled, “The Drift from Domesticity”: “In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle;…