I heard a lecture by Curt Thompson a few weeks ago. He is a Psychiatrist with an interest in Neurobiology. He spoke about the biological need of humans to be in the presence of beauty. He used this phrase:
"Interpersonal Neurobiology". He suggests we are changed, literally, the energy fields of human beings change as we encounter beauty. At least, this is how I remember it.
It is a way to become more fully human, more fully known to your self and to others, when you encounter beauty together. It is one of the reasons we have a worship service every week. It might be the flowers on the table; the powerful and beautiful music; the Word preached and heard; prayers offered of great joy and great lament. Conversations after church over coffee and treats. The touch of a hand while we pass the peace. A warm embrace. Such beauty.
Please join us at 10:30am every Sunday. Corner of Ashworth and 42nd, in the Wallingford neighborhood.