Why Beauty Matters
"And what does beauty say to us? Think of what it is like to be caught in traffic for more than an hour. Horns blaring, people shouting obscenities. Exhaust pouring in your windows, suffocating you. Then remember what it's like to come into a beautiful place, a garden or a meadow or a quiet beach. There is room for your soul. It expands. You can breathe again. You can rest. It is good. All is well. I sit outside on a summer evening and just listen and behold and drink it all in, and my heart begins to quiet and peace begins to come into my soul. My heart tells me, All will be well, as Julian or Norwich concluded. 'And all manner of things will be well.'
That is what beauty says, All shall be well.
And this is what it's like to be with a woman at rest, a woman comfortable with her feminine beauty. She's enjoyable to be with. She is lovely. In her presence your heart stops holding its breath."
~ John & Stasi Elderidge "Captivating" p. 38-39
Gabe Dixon (I played a show with him!) has a gorgeous song called "All Will Be Well," that I had to share. Enjoy!