Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Made for Beauty

We weren't just made beautiful.  We were made to appreciate beauty when we find it in others.  

My cousin Daniel is a pastry chef and an amazing chocolatier.  I recently posted one of his creations on FB and the feedback has been quick and appreciative.  "Wow", "Amazing", "Beautiful presentation", "Impressive", "Form AND function, what a deal!" and perhaps my favorite, from the Scotland friends, "We want Daniel on our next visit!"

We can all only imagine what the images might actually taste like, but the beauty of form, color, and composition are breathtaking.  Literally, it stopped my eyes.

I am remembering my mother's trip to NYC some years ago.  She went to the Met.  At the end of the day, dog-tired from all the walking, she almost missed it.  Then she turned and saw one of van Gogh's sunflower studies.  "Beth, I've never seen anything like it.  It literally took my breath away.  All I could do was stare at it.  Now I understand what people mean . . ."  My mother's voice trailed off as the words to describe the effect of such beauty on her spirit simply evaporated into the ether.

We are creatures made for beauty.  

May you be blessed by beauty within and without now and evermore.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you beautiful friend for opening our eyes to the beauty that stops us in our tracks.