Midday prayers

This is a photo I bought recently at an arts festival, only the second piece of art that I have ever purchased. Now, I’m not an art expert or collector by any means, but I figured that I’d share my thoughts about this particular work. Maybe some of them might be applicable to art appreciation […]

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Love and beauty quotes

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” – Bruce Lee

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Spirituality and beauty

To exist, one must feed the body, but to truly live, one must feed the soul. Spirituality and beauty are mana for the soul. Yet what are they exactly? I believe somewhat in Plato’s concept of Forms. Forms are the perfect models that our world imitates imperfectly (see this Wikipedia article). I prefer to think […]

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Dead poets live

To kill a poet, one needs only turn him or her to stone. Dull, dense stone. I remember the expressions on the faces of my classmates in high school English. Imagine rolling-eyed, grimacing youths with mouths tilted like Escher staircases listlessly mumbling lines of lyrical beauty in tones as dull as the faux-wood desk at […]

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