The Purpose of the Parables: And when he was alone, those present along with the Twelve questioned him about the parables. He answered them, “The mystery of the kingdom of God has been granted to you. But to those outside everything comes in parables, so that ‘they may look and see but not perceive, and hear and listen but not understand, in order that they may not be converted and be forgiven.’” -Mark 4:10-12(NABRE)
I find these very inspiring..... "A stunning series by Carsten Witte, where he takes models, some of them nude...... and paints a light, almost illusionary skull piece on top of their face. Says Witte, "One main idea behind my work is the belief that everything is constantly changing but photography can preserve the moment. Beauty is almost nothing without the knowledge of how fast it will fade..."