Beauty in the Ordinary
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
'Let the Beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.'
Trish at Peony Princess is creating these lovely hanging glass jars
for an upcoming wedding that she is designing for a friend.
I think they are so beautiful!
They reminded me of these words by John O'Donahue
which he wrote about Beauty.
'The human soul is hungry for beauty; we seek it everywhere - in the landscape
music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love,
religion and in ourselves.
At first, it sounds completely naive to suggest that now might be
a time to invoke and awaken beauty.
when we experience the Beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming.
Some of our most wonderful memories are of beautiful places where we felt immediately at home.
We feel most alive in the presence of the Beautiful for it meets the needs of our soul.
... we can slip into the Beautiful with the same ease we slip into the seamless embrace
of water; something ancient within us already trusts that this embrace will hold us.
When we awaken to the call of Beauty, we become aware of new ways
of being in the world. We were created to be creators, and
at its deepest heart, creativity is meant to serve and evoke beauty.
The wonder of the Beautiful is its ability to surprise us.
With swift, sheer grace, it is like a divine breath that blows the heart open.
love from Victoria