Food is more than sustaining our biology. Art is more than decorative filler. Narrative is more than entertainment. Beauty is essential to our soul’s health because it is the air it breathes.

Mere pragmatism is the enemy of the beautiful and ultimately asphyxiates the soul in claustrophobia. It simplifies everything into transactions, profits, strategies, and bottom lines. It separates us into a suffocating duality where the soul is a luxury instead of our center from which we live and move and have our being.

Go listen to the birds praising the dawn and your soul will have space to breathe.