Note: This post is me expressing my personal opinion. As always, feedback and criticism is welcome. Also: This post contains artistic depictions of male and female nudity.
If you want:
Read this article:
And listen to these pieces of music:
The reason I posted these, is this: These, I think, awaken in a person an ache. An ache for something “more.”
As a Catholic, I believe that “more” once existed:
But, paradise has been lost.
Destined to struggle by the sweat of our brow, paradise is out of our reach. In this life.
It is encounters with goodness, truth, and beauty, no matter where such encounters come from (in an act of kindness, a piece of music, a poem…), that give us a taste of the new paradise that awaits us:
“He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)