Monthly Archives: April 2009

beauty

‘Beauty is to the spirit, what food is to the flesh’ – Fredrick Buechner.

 

I have been thinking a lot about beauty this last week- the absence of beauty and the definition of beauty. 

 

Autumn leaves, the smell of freshly ground coffee, my daughter’s giggle, lavender – all are beautiful, but all are subjective. 

 

The absence of beauty bothers me.

Moments of beauty breathe life into me. 

 

I live in an area which has recently been savaged by bushfires; horrendous, deadly fires.  And this week it snowed in these same areas.  In the blackest, fire ravaged landscape, there was snow falling. The contrast was startling.  Yet there has never been a more a literal example of ‘beauty from the ashes’.   

 

You don’t have to look hard to find beauty.  Sometime we just have to redefine our concepts of loveliness.

 

In response to some very ‘un-beautiful’ situations at my husband’s work, I made him this very beautiful cake. x

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the time has come…

After deliberating, procrastinating and avoiding what has become the inevitable, this blog is up and running (okay, going for a slow stroll through the park).  I have wavered back and forth over whether I have the time, inclination or enough interesting thoughts (still debating) to warrant a blog.  But I have come to the conclusion that it can’t hurt and if it provides either an interesting discussion or a distraction from study, well that’s just great! So we’ll give it a whirl and see what happens.