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The Power of Beauty

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. The Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky once wrote, “Beauty will save the world.” He seems to have meant that when people struggle to find common ground – when reason and logic fail to unite people who can’t stand the sight of each other – there’s always a chance that beautiful things will build bridges… Read more »

Enduring Beauty

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Charlotte Bronte, an unmarried, impoverished woman who lived in the desolate moors of northern England, longed to write a novel.  In 1846, at the age of 30, she submitted her first manuscript – The Professor – to a publisher.  It was rejected. Four more publishers returned her manuscript, each time with a rejection notice prominently affixed to the front page. … Read more »