Beauty is a signature that a human was present, using its bodily senses to measure the precise balances in a landscape and to align its body with them.
Some beautiful early morning light on the Big Bar Wetland, for sure, but also beaver, fish, frog and bird habitat, under precise conditions, and damselflies, which give life meaning.
Yes, that’s another sign of a human presence, and is the resting place for an apprehension of beauty, recorded in memory. These physical abilities are useful, and powerful. Memory is consciousness.
Early Morning Moon Over Big Bar Lake
Consciousness is beauty. It is the reading, for example, of a hawk at rest and in flight, with one’s own body.
After awhile, you become it. That’s the point.