The philosophy underlying this blog comes from thoughts such as these -
The useful may be trusted to further itself, for many produce it and no one can do without it; but the beautiful must be specially encouraged, for few can present it, while yet all have need of it. -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there.
- from "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower," by William Carlos Williams

When in need of an antidote to negativity, I often turn to beautiful things on the Web.  I know when I have found something beautiful because I can feel my inner chemistry change almost the moment it appears on the screen.

In short, the Web is chockablock with beautiful sights. Sights that I cannot look at without feeling my inner self start to change, however slightly, in a positive direction.  I'm sharing some of those with you in the hope that your experience will be similar.