15. The Principle of Beauty

Standing some five-hundred and fifty feet high and reaching, it seems, to the heavens, the obelisk of the Washington Monument symbolizes the birth of a new republic. Her white solid lines stand in stark contrast to the curvature of the neighboring moon, which herself must be sculpted of the same Georgia marble.

 

Seeing such an awesome wonder, I want to be left alone in my thoughts. I want time to let those lines take me on an endless journey.

 

Day 15 Guide

 

Look again. Take another look at the world and discover how the ordinary elements of a day or the common backgrounds of life might lift you from apathy. Try to look at things from different angles, knowing that beauty is not in the thing itself but rather in its meaning. 

 

© 2006, Levi Hill

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