Beauty isn’t a special inserted sort of thing. It is just life, pure life, life nascent, running clear and strong. –HG Wells, quoted in Michael Foot’s The History of Mr. Wells
It is a beautiful world. So walk in it.
Enjoy these gifts that have been bestowed upon us.
Let your senses take over and transport your mind away from the worries of the world.
Bask in the aroma of the flowers, the touch of a gentle breeze, the taste of sea salt, the colors of the sunset, or the cadence of a bubbling brook.
Whatever you choose, walk in beauty. Joss reminds us daily to walk in beauty, and I feel obligated and honored to pass on the sentiment.
A soul that sees beauty may sometimes walk alone.
For the world has given up on beauty. It doesn’t believe in fairytales anymore, or happy endings.
So a soul that sees beauty is a soul thought to be insane by the majority. They call it stuck up, delusional, and abnormal – all because it sees something better that it can hold out for.
But, if my words mean anything – hold out for that beauty. Walk alone until you grab it. The pain of walking alone against the stream is worth it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Native American Prayer
Oh, Great Spirit
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me, I am small and weak,
I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty and make my eyes ever behold
the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have
made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand the things
you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have
hidden in every leaf and rock.
I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother,
but to fight my greatest enemy – myself.
Make me always ready to come to you
with clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my Spirit may come to you without shame.