crazy beautiful

Albert Camus said, “Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.” These glimpses of eternity, frustrating as they may be in their transience, awaken our soul to act and keep pursuing beauty even if we sometimes see and walk alone.

Our search for beauty is not one that is likely to resolve, but as Gotthold Ephraim Lessing said the greatest beauty always lies in the greatest clarity, and as we continue on this journey we learn to see ourselves and the world more clearly. Albert Einstein seems to continue this sequence of thought, “The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.” A sphere where we can choose to see with purity and innocence; and in so doing catalyse what  E. Merrill Root called, the renaissance of wonder: A renewal, in our hearts and souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic.

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