17. Interpretation

Magic

 

There’s magic in looking out on the world and finding beauty. Awareness and familiarity evoke memories of other times, people, and places, all hidden within the recesses of the mind. And such memories transform one’s psychology and offer transport to the world of imagination. 

 

The spirit of Joyous Gard is intent on drawing clues from the world around in order to create frames of beauty. Those of the Gard know beauty as a “created pleasure.” While people travel similar paths, they generate different experiences. The appeal of a winter sunset, for example, isn’t automatic but rather created in the mind of the spectator.

 

Days 17-20 Guide

 

It’s important to develop multiple channels of finding beauty in the world. The practice of creating the pleasure of beauty is one that demands the use of your imagination.

 

Seek, my friend, the strings of connectivity in the world. Be alert and watch for elements that arouse meaningful thoughts and images.

 

© 2005, Levi Hill

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