Life and Beauty
Apart from pleasure, beauty also kindles imagination, hope and encouragement. If beauty ceased to exist, we would, in a very real sense, cease to exist--for we would be no longer who we are. - Stephen Lawhead, The Paradise War
Why make stories? Why make art? Why make music? Beauty is at our core. We are wonderfully and beautifully made and we connect to the creator, in my opinion, when we participate in the creative process. Beauty looks differently to different people, and it needs to. We all benefit when we can engage in different aspects of beauty. Not only in a communal sense but also in our ability to explore the fullness of this amazing world we call home. Stories come from the place that calls us to an origin in more. Art illustrates those concepts. Music gives them soul. Beauty is the lifeblood and the connection stemming from the heart. From a deep groaning that speaks to the soul.