all that is lovely

One of the elements of a classical education is focusing on the beauty of Creation, which is something we are striving to do more consistently around here. There are so many things that are not that way in this fallen world, but He wants us to dwell in the beauty, not its opposite. I try to surround the children with worthy beauty and music.  We begin our in depth study of Mozart, Handel and Bach and other notable Classical period and Baroque period pieces next week, as well as continuing our look at the great artists. Some favorites around here have been Durer, van Eyck, Vermeer and Seurat. 
There is also beauty in the mundane, which is some of my favorite kind.

“…whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” Philippians 4:8