The flower giving off a sweet aroma in a field never seen by human eyes-is it wasteful? Beautifully colored creatures in the depths of the ocean floor that we may never find-are they useless?
God created these glimpses of beauty, yet we may never see them nor use them in anyway. God beholds these creations of His and gains great pleasure from them. Something that serves no human purpose still brings enjoyment to God.
This is how I know that creating music for no other reason that to create something of beauty is a good and right thing to do. This also shows me that Gods enjoyment of us does not come down to how productive we are today. Are we beautiful to Him? Who we are as human beings- is that something that God can view with pleasure?
Sometimes, I even wonder if we avoid buying roses for someone because we know they will die within a week. Would we see this as wasteful? Are we so concerned with productivity that we forget true beauty? Is God wasteful? Do we understand what being truly wasteful means? Do we think that in order for something to be seen as good, it has to be useful or everlasting?
Spending the day with great art at a museum-how do we view that time? Time well spent or do we see it as a day off from doing something productive?
Okay, I will stop with the questions and end this post here. We are human beings, not consumers. Spending time in nature, listening to great music, beholding works of art all enhance us as human beings. They create channels within our souls that allow for beauty to enter and transform us. They are necessary and good. If it helps, you may even call it “productive”.
Full many a gem of purest ray serene,
The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear:
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.