Beauty Liberates


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“Genuine beauty liberates us in many ways from the force of gravity, drawing us out of the dull capacity of daily life. At the sight of the truly beautiful we are freed from the tension that urges us on toward some immediate practical goal. We become contemplative, and this is immensely valuable. We expand, and even our soul itself becomes more beautiful when beauty come to meet us, takes hold of us, and fires us with enthusiasm. It lifts us up above all that is base and common.”


Beautiful Poet Speaks about Beauty

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Gabriela was a Chilean poet who received the Nobel Laureate for Literature in 1945. She was the first South American author to be so honored. This poet, diplomat, educator, and humanist was known for “her lyric poetry, which inspired by powerful emotions, made her a symbol of the idealistic aspirations of the entire Latin American world.”

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Science Is Beauty


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“First of all, as we have already remarked, for science beauty is objective, ‘out there’. Among the mechanistic suppositions of previous generations was the idea that beauty is an inner attitude of the beholder rather than a property of the objective world. The awareness that the universe is stunningly beautiful wherever we turn out eye is now so much a conviction of our most productive scientists that objective grandeur is considered a warrant of truth.”

Thomas  Dubay, SM,  The Evidential Power of Beauty

Problems and Beauty?


This quote from Alain de Button, The Architecture of Happiness, helps to explain the fact that we often never notice that one lone daffodil bravely emerging from the cold ground unless we’re needing reassurance during problematic times.

Speaking of problematic times, I’ve had my share of them the last couple of weeks. I promise to get back to blogging before the weekend. Thanks for understanding that life itself sometimes gets in our way.