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Christmas:
Beauty in Life

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Translated by Greg Johnson

We are approaching Christmas (another name for the winter solstice). Associated with the evergreen tree, Christmas has always been celebrated in European countries since time immemorial as the great feast presaging the revival of nature and life after the repose of winter. One cannot help but think that Europe, too, will one day emerge from its current Dormition, even if it is longer than the cycle of nature.

Christmas is for children. It is also a celebration where beauty has its place. Is it not the occasion to reflect upon this vital concept, one of the three components of the “Homeric triad“: “Nature as the foundation, excellence as a goal, the beauty of the horizon”?

Rather than a dissertation on beauty, I want to offer to those who read me some practical advice, without, however, neglecting a meditative reflection: aesthetics grounds ethics (the good is defined by what is beautiful) and ethics grounds aesthetics (the good is inseparable from the beautiful).

Cultivate beauty (aesthetic sense) for yourself and your loved ones. Beauty is not a matter of money and consumption. It resides in all things, primarily in the small details of life.

Beauty is given freely by nature: the poetry of clouds in a bright sky, the patter of rain on a tent, starry nights, sunsets in summer, the first snowflakes, the colors of the forest in winter, the first flowers in the garden, the hooting of the owl at night, the smell of a wood fire above a cottage in the country . . .

If the beauty of nature is given to us, the beauty we create in our lives requires effort and attention.

Remember that there is no beauty (or joy) without harmony of colors, materials, shapes, and styles. This is true for the home, clothing, and small accessories of life. Avoid synthetic and plastic materials in favor of natural ones.

There is no beauty without courtesy in dealings with those close and distant (except jerks).

I noted that aesthetics is the foundation of ethics. Indeed, there is no beauty without moral and physical poise. For example, keep your pains and troubles, those of the heart, body, and work to yourself for the difficult months. You’ll gain esteem for your discretion and a reputation for good company. You will also gain esteem for yourself.

Merry Christmas to all!

Source: http://www.dominiquevenner.fr/2012/12/noel-la-beaute-dans-la-vie/

 

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4 Comments

  1. Axon
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    Yes indeed,

    Merry Christmas to all.

  2. Bobby
    Posted December 20, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful points made by Dominique concerning Christmas. It is incredible, how many times something as beautiful as the majestic trees that grow in the forest, give off life giving oxygen, provide food for the animals, and are a delight to the senses, have been aattacked by certain people, when they are decorated as a Christmas tree. I know hundreds of people, who never put a tree up during Christmas, who nevertheless have told me how good one makes them feel, wherever they are, whether in the lobby of a hotel, doctors office, airport lobby, etc.etc. There is something extremely sick about people who would attack something like this, whether on religious or any other supposed grounds. MERRY CHRISTMAS…..

    • Jaego
      Posted December 25, 2012 at 2:05 am | Permalink

      Well said. The Jews hate the Christmas Tree not only because it is a symbol of Christianity – it’s not universally, but perhaps even more because it is a symbol of the White Race. And it galls them especially because it comes from the Nordic Heartland of Germany. The Tree really does unite Race and Religion for us – at least for a day or two. And then we become their equals…

      Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every day was Christmas?

  3. It is I only
    Posted December 26, 2012 at 3:46 am | Permalink

    Joyeux Noel Dominique!

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