Saturday, December 09, 2006

Make space for beauty

Photo by Bill Miller

I found a blog today called Markham's Behavioral Health. This is a sample:
I heard a Filipino psychiatrist one time ask a patient during a mental status exam, "What does it mean, 'If you have two loafs of bread, trade one for a flower'?" The patient, being somewhat concrete replied, "You will be hungry". Jesus said, "Man does not live on bread alone" (Matthew 4:4), and yet we forget that beauty should be a part of our lives. Beauty nourishes our spirit and makes our lives worth living.
Of the three classical philosophical questions - What is true? What is good? What is beautiful? - the question about beauty has always been the one most important to me. If that question has taken a back seat in your life, try giving it a little more attention. I don't think you'll regret it.

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