Why Beauty Matters

Why Beauty Matters

There is something magnetic about pure beauty. Fresh flowers have a simple, gaze-gripping splendor that I never tire of. Beauty stirs up something inside of me and refreshes my soul: autumn foliage, textured mountains, dancing streams, vibrant clay colored canyons, and wide open green spaces. They give me an indescribable thrill, how about you? Even […]

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How Star Wars Jarred My Grasp of Awe

How Star Wars Jarred My Grasp of Awe

When it comes to fantasy fiction, I happily enter into the world of make-believe. But when I behold the fires of Mordor or the magical, shifting stairways of Hogwarts, my sense of awe is stunted by reality. Fear, suspense, and wonder stay within the boundaries of my imagination, rarely going so far as to affect […]

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