what the cathedral says to the garden

Lately, I've been contemplating the power of space—of stillness and light—and its relation to beauty. And I started to write a little parable to illustrate some ideas.

It didn't quite go according to plan. Instead of following the projected course, it took me on an odyssey into a new insight into the nature of beauty.

It's about the dream of beauty and how it sometimes takes on a life of its own—how it loses itself only to discover what it truly is:

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