Tuesday, May 14, 2013

When You Find Beauty

When you find beauty,
treasure it.
Hold it;
be gentle
and prepared to let go if it needs it
or if other beauty,
other truth,
other love
succeeds it.
When others find beauty,
and love
and you cannot see it,
respect it,
be gentle with it -
it might be you who is blind,
not they who are deceived.
Do not cling to what you see is beautiful,
and wise
or use them as shields to hold off
other people’s minds.
But see the outworking of the others' beauty,
their truth,
their goodness
and if it is beautiful,
celebrate -
Take truth and beauty
wherever you may find it.

By Ruth Calder Murphy

Painting: "Portal" by Ruth Calder Murphy

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