“All the things that I find beautiful have a darkness about them.” –Paloma Faith
In the beginning, out of darkness blooms a picture-perfect day in a garden of beauty’s light. By the weekend, though, it’s afterglow, and before you can say fig leaf, dark.
“An age is called dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people fail to see it.” –James A. Michener
But wait… Glints of beauty’s light spark like flints in the darkness of caves.
“Stone Age. Bronze Age. Iron Age. We define entire epics of humanity by the technology they use.” –Reed Hastings
Behind deep-set windows in the Middle Ages, inky figures illuminate shards of beauty’s light, sifted from the compost of the Classical Age.
“My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.” –John Keats
With the Enlightenment, beauty’s light dances around a deepening mystery.
“Science has explained nothing; the more we know the more fantastic the world becomes and the profounder the surrounding darkness.” –Aldous Huxley
The Atomic Age threatens to put out beauty’s light in a total eclipse of humor.
“Sometimes it is better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness.” –Terry Pratchett
But mushroom clouds are blown away by rainbow waves of beauty’s light, in the Age of Love and Flowers.
“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” –Carl Jung.
In the New Age, where gardens blossom out of the darkness surrounding every picture-perfect day, here’s beauty’s light in your eye!
“Always have something beautiful in sight, even if it’s just a daisy in a jelly glass.” –H. Jackson Brown, Jr
Thanks for colouring my day. Ross