While I would not go that far, it is an interesting point to ponder. And Mr. French and I have pondered it many times.
The reason I bring this up is that Mr. Seerveld’s illustration of “kitsch” was describing a dining room table surrounded by plastic lawn chairs.
(You might want to shield your eyes first.)
But, you see, I would contend that Mr. Seerveld has never moved with only a van and a car. And four kids. With two days notice. In the middle of winter. After having a truck stuck in your driveway for over three hours. Just to name one example.
Sometimes you just gotta do what you’ve gotta do.