Saturday, March 11, 2006

Thomas Moore's writing appreciated in Malta

"It is always an adventure to enter a new room, for the lives and characters of its owners have distilled their atmosphere into it, and directly we enter it we breast some new wave of emotion . . ." - Virginia Woolf, "Street Haunting" (1927)
Natasha Turner is a young writer in Malta who understands the home to be a microcosm of the larger world. In an article this week "Living in Touch with Beauty" she says,
". . . beauty is not an accessory, it is not dispensable. It is necessary for the development of our soul. The soul is nurtured by beauty.
Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul tells us that what food is to the body, arresting, complex and pleasing images are to the soul."
This echoes Turner’s introductory quotation by Oscar Wilde: ". . . love in the artist is simply that sense of beauty that reveals to the world its body and soul."