"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything beautiful, for beauty is God's
handwriting." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
The Return of Spring
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Now Time throws off his cloak again Of ermined frost, and wind, and rain, And clothes him in the embroidery Of glittering sun and clear blue sky. With beast and bird the forest rings, Each in his jargon cries or sings; And Time throws off his cloak again. Of ermined frost, and wind, and rain. River, and fount, and tinkling brook Wear in their dainty livery Drops of silver jewelry; In new-made suit they merry look; And Time throws off his cloak again Of ermined frost, and wind, and rain.
Longfellow has long been one of my favorites. Whenever I turn to him I can always count onbeing transported. In southern Alabama we're in the throws of summer but I appreciated this colorful description of earth transformed. Wherever you are this week, I hope you experience your own metamorphosis, a waking up of joy and casting off of the old!