Today's dialogue was one that I wanted to lead for a while. Somebody led a similar dialogue during my first meeting in BIG 4 years ago and as an art history major, I knew I needed to talk about this subject.
As per usual, everything was going wrong in my life at the moment, and my computer wasn't working so after typing up questions and ideas weeks ago, I had to come into BIG and wing it.
It ended up being a great discussion about
- imbuing physical objects with special significance
- how physical beauty can enhance our understanding of a subject or connect us with spiritual things
- how representing religious objects/people works in different religions and cultures
- respect and objects