Calvin Coolidge published his autobiography in late 1929 after he left the White House. He devoted a few passages to his beloved mother, Victoria, who died in his youth. Coolidge described her beautifully with a rare aesthetic sensibility:
Every reaction in the universe is a manifestation of [God’s] presence. Man was revealed as His son, and nature as the hem of His garment, while through a common Fatherhood we are all embraced in a common brotherhood. The spiritual appeal of music, sculpture, painting and all other art lies in the revelation it affords of the Divine beauty.
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