Friday, 31 August 2012
By Sam at Creative Theology
The untamed Nature is a source of incessant beauty. Why is this? Is it because the beauty of Nature lies in its complexities and its eternal variety? Our mind is simply stimulated by our insufficiency in facing its details. We are intrigued and inspired by that which we cannot understand or even grasp.
I raise similar questions and come to similar conclusions in Creative Theology regarding out interaction with nature. Untamed nature has a way of swallowing us up in its beauty. We are intrigued, inspired, and also beset with a longing. A desire to return. A holy nostalgia. When we see nature around us, it draws us back to the Garden, and to the Creator who spoke our existence into being. Nature is powerfully emotional.
But the quote above is not from a theological conversation, rather a conversation about architecture. From the man who built this tiny, beautiful house.