1. Esther says:

    Thanks, CathyLyn. This was great fodder for a post on Art And All That over at my blog: esthersholdfast.blogspot.com

  2. “Argue with a sunset, if you will. That insensate phenomenon, without a word of reply, will make you look the fool.” Love it. Thanks for this.

  3. KC says:

    No beauty is senseless. God created it. It inspires and betters us–it gives us glimpses of incomparable beauty to come–but I know this isn’t what you meant by “senseless.”

  4. C.L. Dyck says:

    @Esther: Cool!

    @Rachel: YW. I just realized why your name is so, so familiar…Homeschooling Today, right?

    @KC: Exactly…the thing is, other frameworks of thinking lack solid explanation for many (if not all) phenomena of beauty. This identifies a flaw in their construction, and invites evaluation both of their weaknesses and possible stronger alternative worldviews.

    Beauty is one of those things that, when we try to plug it in to manmade paradigms, breaks the logical flow of many rationales. Its “useless” existence has the power to actively disassemble false thinking, when we engage with it.

    Thanks, all. This is most encouraging.

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