David Brooks in a 2008 Op Ed piece on our need for enchantment and the benefits of the ‘discarded image’.
The medievals had a tremendous capacity for imagination and enchantment, and while nobody but the deepest romantic would want to go back to their way of thinking (let alone their way of life), it’s a tonic to visit from time to time.
In reconsidering the thought that astronomy is the study of numbers in space (geometry) and time (music), I can’t help but think that for the Medievalist the study of astronomy was the study of ‘the music of the spheres’.
How can you not be enchanted by the night sky? Check out the pictures at Space.com