Beauty at The Center

David Price
4 min readMay 14, 2020
Image by Yvon Chausseblanche

Anyway, love has a body and words have a body too. And Jung said that we should try and keep at least one foot on the ground. And Nietzsche said he only likes what people have written with their own blood. And Rumi said you have to keep on breaking your heart until it opens. And he also said that the heart has its own language and a hundred thousand ways to speak and that there are a thousand ways to kneel down and kiss the ground. — Jon Wilson

Corona means crown. We wear a crown that represents our time, a high standing, power, authority, accomplishment. We are corona people given a rare opportunity to be transformed remarkably into caring, global, health-minded, generous, earth-loving people. — Thomas Moore

“Following your bliss is not self-indulgent, but vital; your whole physical system knows that this is the way to be alive in this world and the way to give to the world the very best that you have to offer. There IS a track just waiting for each of us and once on it, doors will open that were not open before and would not open for anyone else.” ~ Joseph Campbell

Each one of us carries a gift to give to the world, at least one, sometimes many. When we are young we may be completely unconscious of it. Finding it though, is “bliss” according to Campbell. Not finding it then, would be sorrow, confusion.

I made an arbitrary decision when I was young to make art. I started with sculpture and progressed to painting. I made the decision to “be an artist” because my father was so against it. That’s not a good reason to do anything, but I carried on until I found a way to penetrate into my personal energy source as an artist. And I created some beauty there.

I had indications then that my most natural talent was language, but I wanted it so much that it seemed beyond reach. I loved the sensuality of language in all its forms, especially foreign languages. I thought I could easily put that attraction aside, but it kept cropping up from the sidelines. I ended up living in foreign countries, ostensibly to study art and paint, but of course it became necessary to speak the local languages. I discovered that I could do it well and that I enjoyed the hard work that went into it.

So, I circled around my central talent repeatedly, almost flirting with it, until I began to…

David Price

I write about creativity, loving, language learning and psycho/spirituality. I’m a longtime painter and reader.