“So often like this, in lonely places in the forest, he would come upon something — bird, flower, tree — beautiful beyond all words, if there had been a soul with whom to share it. Beauty is meaningless until it is shared.” – George Orwell
I created this site to encourage you to be alert for daily beauty. Find, celebrate and share what is beautiful and true. Because beauty rescues us. No need to talk here about the things that hold us hostage (you probably have things in mind). Instead, we notice all that is alive and gain hope that we are too.
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty” – Keats
I think all the beautiful and truthful things (and people) have their faces tilted toward God. It is the reflection of the Author that captivates us when we encounter beauty. Whether that is in the photosynthesis of an aspen leaf, the mountain’s grandeur, a child’s fingerprint or an act of kindness.
I often feel that I am in “lonely places in the forest”. Maybe you feel that too. Hopefully the brief messages shared on this site will encourage you to keep your eyes open for the daily beauty. And hopefully you will find meaning in sharing that beauty with someone else. I do.
Most of the photos (90%) are mine. I know I’m a total amateur. That’s my son in the photo on this page. I took the pic during one of our camping trips. Pretty cool dude.
We have four sons and finding moments to notice beauty or contemplate anything beyond, “where are Jake’s cleats?” (as we are late for football practice) is not easy. So I write with empathy for parents and hope not to make the posts unattainable zen. But the habit of noticing does require intentionality. I invite you to guard your heart and protect time for quiet restoration. Perhaps occasional reminders from Beautiful and True will help.