P.s chiron: as a mathematician I would contest there is no distinction between reality and abstraction.
True, but in the experience of everyday life a distinction is made between abstract thought (to which music and mathematics are linked) and concrete reality (the knock-on-wood stuff). Even if this is just the way we humans agree to organize reality...
also mathematics is one of the most intellectual, logical, pursuits yet is mostly driven by inspiration and imagination and dare i say it intuition.
I agree with you but as you say, this all goes a long way beyond logic. Logic:
the system or principles of reasoning applicable to any branch of knowledge or study. Therefore logic is partial and only one of the tools we use to make sense of our experience.
I'm not so sure that logic is as much driven
by inspiration and intuition, as it is merely humankind's way of organizing reality. Logic is therefore only a useful tool that is applied to inspiration and mystery rather than the other way around.