Monday, September 21, 2009


"Ultimately, it is the soul that makes the face beautiful. Each face is its own landscape and is quietly vibrant with the invisible textures of memory, story, dream, need, want and gift that make up the beauty of the individual life. This is also the grace that love brings into one's life. As the soul can render the face luminous so too can love turn up the hidden light within a person's life. Love changes the way we see ourselves and others. We feel beautiful when we are loved, and to evoke an awareness of beauty in another is to give them a precious gift they will never lose. When we say from our heart to someone: "You are beautiful," it is more than a statement or platitude, it is a recognition and invocation of the dignity, grandeur and grace of their spirit."
John O'Donohue, Beauty, The Invisible Embrace.

You may have tried your best to conceal your own beauty even from yourself. But it quietly whispered your spirit hymn when you let your guard down....when you took a breath and rested. You didn't think anyone would notice.

I saw it. I heard it too..... I was paying attention. In that moment when I blurted out that you were beautiful? I was responding to the grace I felt from your spirit. I was responding to your poetry.

**the photo of my daughter and her friend was taken by my daughter. I absolutely love it.**


Anonymous said...

She has your talent for photos.
She also has your beauty and grace.


Awareness said...

Mavis...her talents far exceed mine as does her grace and beauty....she has a kindness in her heart that flows like a river.