Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

Beauty -

This comes from Notes on the Need for Beauty by J. Ruth Gendler.

    The Navajo word hozho, translated into English as "beauty," also means harmony, wholeness, goodness.  One story that suggests the dynamic way that beauty comes alive between us concerns a contemporary Navajo weaver.  "A man ordered a rug of an especially complex pattern on two separate occasions from the same weaver.  Both rugs came out perfectly and the weaver remarked to her brother that there must have been something special about the owner.  It was understood that the outcome of the rugs was dependent not on the weaver's skill and ability but upon the hozho in the owner's life. The hozho of his life evoked the beauty in the rugs." In the Navajo worldview, beauty exists not simply in the object, or in the artist who made the object; it is expressed in relationships.

Today when I saw the sun's rays coming through the tree like crystal bars, I was so affected that I sang om all the way home. I realize now I was, I am,  in relationship with the sun, the mountain, the tree.   We are one weaving, you and me.


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