At night the watchmen of the city say,“Beauty shall rise with the dawn from theeast.”And at noontide the toilers and the way-farers say, “We have seen her leaning overthe earth from the windows of the sunset.”In winter say the snow-bound, “She shallcome with the spring leaping upon the hills.”And in the summer heat the reapers say,“We have seen her dancing with the autumnleaves, and we saw a drift of snow in herhair.” –Kahlil Gibran, from The Prophet
Sadly, we’ve reached the final Love Notes 38 post. This round was a little of what my soul needed. I am in a tough place (emotionally), and Suzette’s well-prepared packages offered a bit of respite.
Love Notes 38, Prompt 3: There is beauty…
For this prompt, Suzette shared an excerpt of “On Beauty” [above] by Kahlil Gibran, one of my favorite poets.
She, then, shared her own insights on the prompt:
There is beauty in every facet of our day-to-day lives. The trick is to be watchful and ready to see it and embrace it when it happens. –Suzette R.
There’s beauty in folding a freshly washed load of laundry. There’s beauty in shadows cast by the setting sun. There’s beauty in holding a favorite book. There’s beauty in loving. There’s beauty in aging skin. There’s beauty in every landscape and vista. There is beauty all around when there’s love at home. –Suzette R.
Such healing words!
The three posts this week have focused on Suzette’s responses to the prompts, but I did not mention the experience of receiving her elegant packages. You have seen her gorgeous artwork, but you have not seen the little touches–butterfly stamped envelopes, butterfly notecards and washi tape, additional notes of encouragement and poetry tucked inside glassine envelopes. The responses to the prompts were printed on nice card stock and cut/edged exquisitely–almost as if she prepared them to go into my journals. The care she took with each package warmed and soothed my aching heart.
Thank you, Suzette, for your friendship and for taking the time to craft beautiful mail that I am honored to share with the world.
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I will pray for you for God’s comfort as you go through the tough place.
Hugs and prayers, dear Chandra. Suzette is a treasure, and I am sure it was God’s plan that the two of you were matched. For everything there is a season… xoxox