All posts tagged: beauty

Cattail in a setting sun-2

Another vision…

Until people are given something to replace their vision, the violence and the killing must continue. Selfishness is all they know, and all they’ve been taught. Until they’re shown how to see the beauty in those they would destroy, they’ll continue to only be able to see that which is ugly. In general, one must be made aware of beauty’s existence. You must be shown examples, and believe you’ll find it for yourself, before you’ll go searching for it. But Beauty is not something to be impressed with anyone’s wealth, or nationality. Beauty couldn’t care less what religion you believe, and is blind to your political beliefs. It simply is… Unless the people open their eyes and minds and hearts, we’re all lost.

New Haven Sunset

Happy Birthday!

Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read. Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite. I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I am. Sir Francis Bacon – whose birthday we remember on this date… There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more. Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life. All who joy would win must share it. Happiness was born a twin. But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew, upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think. George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, more commonly know as Lord Byron – whose birthday we …

Flower

Vessels of Admiration

  Would you have poetry in your life? Then you must become such an object of wonder, 
that a poet would search the world over for the perfect phrase in which to capture your essence. Would you have beauty in your life? Then you must learn to recognize the beauty that surrounds you.
You must begin to expand your definition of what beauty is, that you may see it more readily. Would you have love in your life? Then you must do everything in your power to become lovely,
 so that others may see what is already manifest within you. Love, and beauty and poetry are not something for which you must search. They’re all around you.
 You are the only obstacle to what you desire. You are what is keeping them at a distance. It’s the first lesson the poet or the lover learns; that the quality he’s seeking resides within the beloved. From there he goes on to discover those same attributes inside many vessels of admiration. Until, at last, he learns that these powers reside in …

Connecticut, USA

Religious vs. Spiritual…

  I once had someone remark to me: “I’m not religious – but I’m spiritual.” Oh, really? That’s like going up to an attractive woman and luxuriating in the magnificence of her beauty; reveling, in the mere physical manifestations of her body… But whoa, whoa, whoa! I don’t want to know what you think. I don’t want to know you – to know if there might be a cost to the beauty I see before me – to know if ‘who you are’ is in any way necessary towards becoming ‘what you are’. I don’t want to know what necessary conditions must be met, before the light I see shining in your eyes can become manifest in mine. You’re an object, upon which I’ll project my own fantasies; my own desires and wants.   The cost of becoming such a beauty? There is no cost. It’s a free and airy kind of deity I demand; a deity who answers to me. I will accept no rules and regulations. I’ll have no limits placed upon my cravings, unless I put …