“Authentic beauty… unlocks the yearning of the human heart…”


Too often, though, the beauty that is thrust upon us is illusory and deceitful, superficial and blinding, leaving the onlooker dazed; instead of bringing him out of himself and opening him up to horizons of true freedom as it draws him aloft, it imprisons him within himself and further enslaves him, depriving him of hope and joy…. Authentic beauty, however, unlocks the yearning of the human heart, the profound desire to know, to love, to go towards the Other, to reach for the Beyond. If we acknowledge that beauty touches us intimately, that it wounds us, that it opens our eyes, then we rediscover the joy of seeing, of being able to grasp the profound meaning of our existence.

~Pope Benedict XVI (Meeting with Artists)

Ladies and gentlemen, enjoy some authentic beauty… through your eyes and ears… highly recommend watching in full screen and on a decent sound system.

Carry on.

Crossposted at Brutally Honest.
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