The Function of Beauty

It is the function of the beautiful to be, so to speak, an epiphany of the Absolute and formless Void which is God. It is an embodiment of the Absolute mediated through the personality of the artist, or perhaps better his ‘spirit’ and his contemplative experience.

Thomas Merton, American Trappist monk, mystic, theologian, poet, social activist, scholar
Author, Zen and the Birds of Appetite

My other sites—

Contemplative Photography

David L. Smith Photography

Ancient Maya Cultural

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