The human soul is hungry for beauty: we seek it everywhere – in landscape, music, art, clothes, furniture, gardening, companionship, love, religion and in ourselves. No one would desire not to be beautiful. When we experience the beautiful there is a sense of homecoming.*
An individual who has become a person has staged a rebellion. She rebels against the individualistic ethos and all the systems of impersonalism.**
Perhaps beauty becomes possible when we rebel against all that disconnects us from each other, our world, and from ourselves. Beauty, then, is found in connection – wherever, whatever, whoever. And everyone has a capacity for beauty.
(*From John O’Donohue’s Divine Beauty.)
(**From David Brooks’ The Second Mountain.)