Saturday, February 04, 2012

Pink Tulips in Soft Light

The other night I was at a restaurant I'd not been to before and they had beautiful pink tulips on each table. I couldn't resist reaching out to touch the blossom, to make sure it was real.

I was surprised by how much beauty was contained in that one pink flower. Even though winter has been very mild, and almost like spring, it was a reminder that the seasons will change in a few weeks.

Recently I was talking with a friend about how much I crave having beauty in my life. He mentioned that beauty is one pathway to the divine, that it draws us in and satisfies something deep within us. I've been thinking about our conversation for the past three weeks. I know there's something in it that resonates  inside me.

The dim, softened light of the room made the tulips seem all the more brilliant. It was an unexpected bit of beauty - so simple and unassuming - yet so powerful.

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