“To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing:
that is enough for one man’s life.”
— T.S. Eliot (The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism)
This double delight was right outside my door today,
bursting forth with vanilla scented deliciousness,
flowers tipped in fiery pink.
When she blooms,
sometimes I walk right by
or taking the time to stop.
But this day,
in this moment,
and thought about this rose
given to me by a dear friend many years ago.
I remembered our tears when she left
and our smiles when we catch a glimpse of each other
every few years.
The double delight
of beauty and friendship.
Beauty is all around us. All we need to do is pause, look, and she is there.
Tell me, where did you find beauty today?