“It is natural for the heart and spirit to take pleasure and enjoyment in all things that show forth symmetry, harmony and perfection.”
It is natural for the heart and spirit to take pleasure and enjoyment in all things that show forth symmetry, harmony, and perfection. For instance: a beautiful house, a well designed garden, a symmetrical line, a graceful motion, a well written book, pleasing garments—in fact, all things that have in themselves grace or beauty are pleasing to the heart and spirit—therefore, it is most certain that a true voice causes deep pleasure.
foto: My latest work as an architect: design my home and garden in Bergen.
‘Ask the toad what beauty is, he will answer you that it is his wife, with her two bally eyes, that almost pop out of her little head, her wide flat mouth, her yellow tummy and her brown back. Ask a inhabitant from Guinea; beauty for him is a black oiled skin, deep-set eyes and a flat nose. Ask the devil; he will tell you that two horns, four claws and a tail are the culmination of beauty.’
From: ’The history of ugliness’ by Umberto Ecco.