(kah-leen) - Kalon, the Greek word for the beautiful is related to kalein, call. Beauty calls to us through epiphanies, the places where two worlds meet, where the invisible spirit is embodied in matter. It is the love of beauty, of our eros for the world, for each other, our children, and our children's children that calls to us with urgency in these times. We must rekindle traditions that hold fast to what we love and to what is beautiful. We must cultivate the virtues that make community work, and embrace love in all its complicated, conflicted, diverse forms. This engagement of love, embodied in heart, soul, mind, and bodily strength, lies at the core of our work for justice, freedom, human rights, sustainable life, and peace. So keep making that path in paradise, so we can re-imagine it, and save it.
The Greek word for call is 'Kalein' and it has these interesting usages;
1) It is the word for summoning a person to office, to duty, to responsibility.
2) It is the word summoning a person to a feast or a festival. It is the word of invitation to some happy event.
Sometimes it's used to describe "one called alongside."