Ravaging Beauty

Alessandro Baricco in "Another Kind of Beauty: Note on War" the afterword to An Iliad

For this reason, today, the task of a true pacifism should be not to demonize war excessively so much as to understand that only when we are capable of another kind of beauty will we be able to do without what war has always offered us. To construct another kind of beauty is perhaps the only route to true peace.
He goes on "To give a powerful meaning to things without having to place them in the blinding light of death."

It is perhaps music that leads the way.

And so for day 784