BEAUTY AND YOUR GARAGE
So, you’re driving home from work. Traffic is miserable. Every day traffic seems to become more consuming of the world in which you live. Home…..to home, paradise at last?
What would paradise be….a bath?….a nap?…..playing with ones kids?…..supper?……a beautiful family living in a beautiful setting, all of these pleasures at their proper time?
The following drive to home and its garage was designed to inspire the eye and therefore the mind the moment one turns from the public streets of noise and danger.
Peace, peace at last…. color, fragrance, light, temperature, forms, memories, Mother Earth, replace the time and tension and the angst of driving home.
Home, home at last for the folks living in the St. Paul garden picture below, who have worked with us at Masterpiece over the past several years.
Ideally, the art of landscape gardening is supposed to be, according to history whether East or West, the most favored art form known to mankind, an art for the eye and mind what Beethovens’ adagios are for the ear and soul.
Eternal Paradise according to nearly every major religion of history is a Landscape Garden, not a symphony or opera, no matter how beautiful and inspirational its music, however. It is life ALIVE for the pleasure of the thinking animal to feel closest to God while on Earth.
Our Blessed Earth itself is in an eternal war between order and disorder, its beauty and its ugly, within itself, ‘eternal’, that is, until its own inevitable Armageddon arrives, overwhelmed by its own ‘neighbors’.
For several generations, causing beauty has disappeared from the American mind and, therefore the soul. Causing beauty for the eye and ear are TRICKS OF A TRADE, tricks no longer professed at school and university where today we are politically programmed to believe beauty is evil. If something is deemed beautiful automatically deems something less beautiful, therefore causing jealousy and other evils in the world.
Much of what is beautiful is classical, meaning no matter what culture produces it. It all depends upon the quality of the soul which true beauty enhances.
When is the last time you have achieved something beautiful, that is, besides your daughters or sons, or other good folks you adore?
Seeking beauty, striving to achieve beauty, is good for the soul at any level, and therefore a diamond for all in society.
Don’t expect it to be taught at school and university these days.