Beauty is as beauty sees


Is beauty not harmony and balance? Is that why we are drawn to it? Beauty fills us with joy and peace. Things that are wrong, out of balance or broken fill us with unease. And we shy away from them.

We are beautiful beings who respond to beauty. Our appreciation of beauty is evidence of our own beauty. We are in tune with it, because it is like us.

No one has seen the face of God, yet God is the beauty that surrounds us and is us. No one has NOT seen God.

Rose-petal rain in the morning sun

Rose-petal rain in the morning sun

by Ann Hutchinson 5/2/2017

Rose petals rain down in the morning sun

Does the mother bird know…
What a sweet-smelling home she builds in the tree?
Does the 12-foot rose tree know…
It is supposed to be a bush?

We have endured a week of rain for such a day

The bird is one of those pesky jays.
But now it is just an expectant mother.
She wove her bowl of twigs high
Among soft flowers, guarded by large thorns.

A train whistles, stirring memories, clearing its path

Did mama bird intentionally choose that side…
That stretches over the silky lambs’ ear?
Was she planning ahead,
Imagining her child’s first flight?

A dove’s plaintive coo is cut off by a crow’s caw

Mother Jay flies to the peak of a nearby roof
And surveys backyards, looking for threats,
For food sources near enough, but not too near
She flaps her wings, shaking off forebodings.

A warm wind brings a shower of pink petals

Mother Jay tilts her head, seems to look at me
Does she know we are one?
Two mothers surveying the surroundings
Giving thanks for the sun?

Riding the waves and staying in tune

Life is not a straight line, but rather a squiggly one – like a sound wave. We oscillate with Life and are most free when we let go, moving naturally to the music. There is no struggle to stay in tune, though the music may, at times, take us through uncomfortable places.

A twisting river, finds its outlet, and is in no hurry to reach it. We move to where we need to be faster when we float, trusting Life’s current, instead of struggling in panic.

My truth for today is: Do the next right thing, and let go of the outcome.

What’s yours?