Thursday, September 24, 2009

How and when do we value beauty? Must it have the proper frame? Beauty doesn't just happen anywhere, right?

Joshua Bell is one of the world's greatest violinists. His instrument of choice is a multimillion-dollar Stradivarius. If he played it for spare change, incognito, outside a bustling Metro stop in Washington, would anyone notice?

The Irish poet and philosopher John O'Donohue was beloved for his book Anam Cara, Gaelic for 'soul friend,' and for his insistence on beauty as a human calling and a defining aspect of God. In one of his ...

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