Make no effort, Jesus said, pointing to a flower. Musician and memoirist Booker T. Jones, 74, follows through: “I don’t put any effort into trying to make music my thing. It just happens.”
The divine intelligence must love variety; it is, after all, creation’s defining feature.
What isn’t there makes what is there stand out. For beauty’s sake, subtract.
The planet is vastly more beautiful than it is useful. Perversely, it’s utilitarians who predominate. They’re governed by one article of faith: If it works, it’s truth.
True beauty is not conscious of itself.