Inspirations in infinite forms.
Solace for all
intensifies when sharing.
What connects us with
what transcends us.
Embracing it we escape within it.
An affinity that
begins with wonder and lasts forever.
A unique sense of
appreciation that comes from experiencing variety and order.
An enduring legacy of
spiritual aliveness and activity which transcends time and
When the barrier
between subjective and objective disappears and an ethereal
Aesthetic sense which
engenders respect even adulation for the inanimate, animate …
for all of creation.
For some, a reason for
being: Enjoying a vision that enhances meaning and enlivens
experience while provoking hope ... for more.
- Perhaps beauty does not
exist without you.
- Perhaps beauty is an
attraction that has no apparent purpose other than it makes
you feel good.
- Perhaps all things are
beautiful to a receptive mind; perhaps beauty is but an open
- Perhaps as we progress,
survival essentials dominate less as experiencing the cosmos
brings us closer to the Eternal.
- Perhaps our insatiable
curiosity overcomes our narrow focus and constantly presents
new vistas that inspire further exploration.
- Perhaps your sense of
beauty provides brief glimpses into other realities; perhaps
this enthrallment prepares you for another type of
- Perhaps the innate,
instinctual mixes with the hereditary to be shaped by
society and finally colored by observation becomes one’s
unique view of what is attractive.
- Perhaps the natural
world and all we create are delights for the Divine and an
indication that so much more awaits us; perhaps future
generations will be more readily awestruck by nature and
their own creations.
- Perhaps the habit of
appreciating colors, shapes, sounds and smells pulls us away
from our own morose meanderings and engenders joyful
celebrations of life; perhaps we are living in the Garden of
Eden and do not realize it.
- Perhaps pleasure most
especially sexual allurements deceive and define by limiting
the senses to physical gratification thus foregoing
countless opportunities to experience spiritual awe … of
nature and the designs of ‘man’.
noticed a large, white, sculpted heron
adhering to someone’s front door today … very attractive.
How ‘bout you?
ESSAY ON BEAUTY by EDWIN O’SHEA
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