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Thursday Thoughts: Beauty

To paraphrase from Fujimura’s book Culture Care–Beauty is that which is a delight to the senses, a pleasure to the¬†mind, and refreshment to the spirit. It invites our scrutiny and contemplation and then rewards it. Beauty is connected to¬†satisfaction and we should not be content with only cheap alternatives (the cute or the pretty) that ultimately leave us unsatisfied.

Although beauty is satisfying, it can also, in one of the may paradoxes of life, leave us with a deep ache for more. If we do not have a worldview that allows for beauty that ache can be confusing or troubling. If we do have a worldview that understands what beauty points towards that ache can be a pleasant longing for the ultimate reality only hinted at in this life.

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Thursday Thoughts: Beauty

Some thoughts on beauty:

  • Beauty is like a virus that spreads infinitely and can never be completely eradicated.
  • Beauty exists in tension with ugliness.
  • It takes more courage to paint beauty than ugliness.
  • Beauty and truth are intrinsically linked.
  • We don’t always know beauty when we see it.

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