I think that it is a good experience to view something that has beauty. If you are fortunate, it may be the view out of your window. Maybe you have to travel some miles to see a landscape that is noted for its picturesque beauty. Maybe you have been impressed by the beauty that has been projected by an artist in a particular piece of art that he or she has created. Maybe you have been especially touched by the beauty of a child’s smiling upturned face or the glint in the eyes of your spouse’s wrinkled face. In any case, I’m sure that in such experiences the beauty that you have recognized is a quality of the visual image that is more than the various details of the visual components of colors, lighting, shapes, textures, and placement of the various elements that make up the view. In a time when our eyes are bombarded with thousands of visual images everyday from our tv screens, billboards, publications, entertaining events and programs, ipods, classrooms, offices, homes, and commutes back and forth, it may be increasingly difficult to see much beauty in our fields of vision today. When was the last time that you saw something that had beauty? What was it? How did you feel as you gazed upon it? What was it that made it beautiful? Let’s talk about this.