In Our Lovely Deseret: The everyday glory of beauty is part of the image of heaven

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    June 5, 2013 3:10 p.m.

    I've written elsewhere about the Navajo word "hozho", which we translate loosely into "beauty". But again, the meaning is much deeper than that. This McCloud essay comes very close to describing certain aspects of the Navajo view--which, if truly comprehended (and we Caucasians can't fully do so)--represents living a whole lifetime surrounded by "beauty". (Think the 13th Article of Faith again. It also comes close.)

  • DR Hampton Portage, MI
    June 4, 2013 10:16 p.m.

    A beautiful, spiritual essay by one who is sensitive to beauty. I loved the Callister and Carson quotes, but the McCloud paragraph starting "Since beauty feeds our spirits" is just as refined and insightful. This piece cultivates feelings of peace. Bravo!

  • heatherj Smithville Flats, NY
    June 3, 2013 12:33 p.m.

    The earth is indeed verdant at this time of year, and it is good to be reminded to appreciate the beauty all around us every day. Love the Rilke quote!!

  • byu rugby Crystal Lake, IL
    June 3, 2013 8:39 a.m.

    Wonderful insights. From a slightly different angle, it is too bad that today's society holds low regard for those who design, develop, build and maintain our beautiful gardens.