Why Beauty?

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.palepond

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.damsels at dawn

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.P1200646

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.

hawk

After awhile, you become it. That’s the point.

One thought on “Why Beauty?

  1. When I was at university, aI took a year-long course in Aesthetics – all analytical comparison of philosophical theories. Only now am I learning through my body, and here you remind me that words can indeed explain – when they are “poetry.” Thank you!

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