Apart from artists it seems scientists and mathematicians are the most in tune to the idea of beauty. You constantly hear them talk about the elegant simplicity and beauty of an equation or a principle. I like that. It proves to me that beauty isn’t something apart from life, it is the essence of life.
Since we have brains that can think about these things we also have the ability to not think about them. Some people never are able to contemplate and enjoy beauty on a large or small scale with any consistency. Most of those people seem to end up being pretty sad and angry it seems to me.
Beauty is a salvation.
Drawing © Marty Coleman
“When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. But if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.” – R. Buckminster Fuller, 1895, 1983, American author, inventor, architect, visionary, futurist.