Beauty


Purple Passion

Barefoot I walk in a dew-filled meadow. The sky flashes with your love. A crayon pack of shooting stars Trail ribbons of fire in their wake. Your arms reach across the horizon Bridging the lacuna between heaven and earth. A wondrous cause-n-effect ensues: Lilies caress lilacs and lilacs caress lavender Nudging the great oak awake. I doze into a deep …Continue reading →

“Ode” by William Wordsworth

This is one of my favorite stanzas (V) from Wordsworth’s romanticized poem, better known as “Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood.” This poetic paragraph takes for granted a biblical (or Platonic) pre-existence, which mourns the loss of a child’s vision of an ideal world fading away “into the light of common day,” in what feels like a …Continue reading →

San Clemente Street Art

Nietzsche once said that life would be meaningless without music. Actually, he said, “Without music, life would be a mistake” (Twilight of the Idols). I would have to agree. But I would also add that life without art would be absurd. Art is the soul articulating itself in living color! Preparing for this blog entry took me off the beaten …Continue reading →

Mosaic Art by Sirio Tonelli

“The Holy Theophany (Epiphany) of Our Lord,” in the Greek Orthodox Tradition. Photo taken by Emmanuel Petkas. “The Sea” in the “The Holy Theophany (Epiphany) of Our Lord,” in the Greek Orthodox Tradition. Photo taken by Emmanuel Petkas. I don’t how I came across this picture, but, when I first saw it, I fell in love with it. Everytime I …Continue reading →

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