Reading the first creation account in light of the second, we see that the creation is not called “very good” until we have the human male and female. For the goodness of creation requires the logic of otherness, which becomes articulate only among those who, being in the image and likeness of God, can speak and hear a word from one another. Therefore they can also hear a word from God and speak to this divine other words of praise and thanksgiving, which give a voice to the goodness of creation. They are creation’s own voice giving thanks for its own goodness, which happens when the one sees the goodness in the other: “This one—at last!” So creation is perfected, fully good, when there is the human male and female, the man and the woman, Adam and the helper fit for him.
"The goodness of creation requires the logic of otherness" - that struck me. To me it says, sure, we all know if no one hears the tree fall in the woods the tree still fell. But what goodness and beauty is born out of it if logical people can't watch it tumble over, hear it, stumble over it months and years later on a hike or a run, and stop and look at it in wonder, and say to someone who is with them, or someone they'll share a picture of it with later on their iPhone - isn't that beautiful?
And in that moment of shared wonder, these logical creations can look to their creator with awe in their bursting hearts and voices lost in wonder and proclaim you are so right, that is very good.
To me this article implies the true beauty of creation is in the capacity we have to see it and talk about it and share in it with one another. The true beauty of creation is being able to celebrate it with an other and look to the heavens and say, you are right, this is all so very good.
The true beauty of creation is found in the thank you.
Yet, it also begs the question, how beautiful is creation, really, if we don't acknowledge it with our words to one another. How beautiful is creation when we don't thank the one who created it? It begs the question: if creation is there but no one sees it and celebrates it...... well, you know how the rest of the question goes.