For millennia
Truth was the supreme task
Beauty was mere consequence

But what if the first is impossible?
Should we, therefore, discard the second?

Beauty is felt not proven
It is a joy to humans given

And although no animal admires a painting
Birds swoon I suppose when listening to their songs
And whales intricately dance to their compositions in the Deep Sea

It seems that all of creation has been made somewhat sensible to Beauty.

What is it then?
A predilection for symmetry?
A signal for mating?

Why, yes and yes

But perhaps it is much more

Perhaps it is the only breadcrumb leading to God

Dan Corjescu teaches at the University of Tübingen's "Studium Professionale" program. Read other articles by Dan.