Beauty has its purpose…

“There is a rumor of total welcome among the frosts of the winter morning.  Beauty has its purpose, which, all our lives and at every season, it is our opportunity, and our joy, to divine.  Nothing outside ourselves makes us desire to do so; the questions, and the striving toward answers, come from within.” (Mary Oliver, Upstream, p. 109)

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.  It may even be assumed that just as the unconscious affects us, so the increase in consciousness affects the unconscious.” (C.G. Jung, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, p. 326)

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