Made for another world

"If I discover within myself a desire which no experience in the world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." C. S. Lewis

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Beauty Through my Eyes: The Best Thing in the World, by Browning

"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's handwriting."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
morning rose
Taking time for beauty makes us better; whether observing the beauty of creation, being moved by great music, seeing the world through poetry or being transported by a painting. There is joy to be found in the organic rhythm of beauty all around us. The more we open ourselves to appreciating beauty the more we will see it. Let me share with you a taste of the beautiful, I hope it will touch and enrich your heart.
dewy leaves
The Best Thing in the World
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
What's the best thing in the world?
June-rose, by May-dew impearled;
Sweet south-wind, that means no rain;
Truth, not cruel to a friend;
Pleasure, not in haste to end;
Beauty, not self-decked and curled
Till its pride is over-plain;
Love, when, so, you're loved again.
What's the best thing in the world? 
-Something out of it, I think. 
dragonfly visiting a lily pad
May this weekend hold delight in nature, truth that doesn't cut but lifts up, self forgetting beauty and love returned. Most of all may you have a heart that sees the good in these things yet knows an echo of so much more is behind the sweetness of them all!
reflecting light

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