Friday: from the archives

Friday: from the archives. Originally posted October 13, 2011

Wonder and Beauty

Give thanks that you have eyes to see, to behold the beauty that God has created.  Take time today to really see . . . . A reflection from Helen Keller:

“I, who cannot see, find hundreds of things to interest me through mere touch.

I feel the delicate symmetry of a leaf.

I pass my hands lovingly about the smooth skin of a silver birch, or the rough shaggy bark of a pine….

I feel the delightful, velvety texture of a flower, and discover its remarkable convolutions; and something of the miracle… is revealed to me.

Occasionally, if I am very fortunate, I place my hand gently on a small tree and feel the happy quiver of a bird in full song….

At times my heart cries out with longing to see these things. If I can get so much pleasure from mere touch, how much more beauty must…

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