Mudcat Café message #3778640 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #159479   Message #3778640
Posted By: Steve Shaw
13-Mar-16 - 07:31 PM
Thread Name: BS: I Love this Idea
Subject: RE: BS: I Love this Idea
You look at a living thing, or a small part of a living thing, a flower for example, and you think you see an intrinsic beauty in its form. But you may be wrong. You need to look deeper, to use your intellect, to tie in that surface beauty with the function of the part. You then develop a depth of appreciation of true beauty that is far deeper, far more multifaceted and far more satisfying. Appreciation of beauty can come straight away from your first confrontation with the beautiful object in front of you, but to go deeper you then have to take it from there, using your knowledge, your intellect and your experience, which, hopefully, will have been honed. Using your knowledge, intellect and experience is a skill that can only come from education, and certainly not the kind of "education" that insists on Godly interventions in everything.