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Comment 22 by the great teapot :

some one once said to me when i was about 20 and i have carried it for the next 27 years , beauty is an evolutionary con trick to keep us in love with life. That includes love of a fellow human and love of a beautifull landscape.

I totally agree. Appreciation, reverence, special meaning, giving importance are results of identifying something as beautiful. When we deem something as worthy, I think we are also more likely to take care of it, want it... We can look out over a vast landscape and see the majesty of it all. Yet, I think there is a fine line in which we humans cross over from deep appreciation to worship.

Sun, 04 Mar 2012 15:05:02 UTC | #924319