|The Dance of Beauty|
Beauty is not a luxury, nor an art. It is the soul's breath of life. Keats said "Beauty is truth, truth beauty, -- that is all Ye know on Earth, and all ye need to know." and Dostoyevsky said “Beauty will save the world.”
Beauty is important. We may not be able to prove it with a computer or calculator but we know it and need to honor that knowing.
Here are some other thoughts on beauty:
"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth, follow only beauty, and obey only love." -- Kahlil Gibran"Children of Gods, Scions of Apes"
"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike." -- John Muir, The Yosemite
"My soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it be through earth's loveliness." -- Michelangelo