Life has Loveliness – Aug 12th, 2007

November 24, 2008 at 7:03 pm Leave a comment

It’s funny when things find you. today Sara Teasdale found me. Never mind that she’s 75 years in the grave. Below is what she had to say.

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“Life has loveliness to sell,
All beautiful and splendid things,
Blue waves whitened on a cliff,
Soaring fire that sways and sings,
And children’s faces looking up,
Holding wonder like a cup.
Life has loveliness to sell,
Music like a curve of gold,
Scent of pine trees in the rain,
Eyes that love you, arms that hold,
And for your spirit’s still delight,
Holy thoughts that star the night.
Spend all you have for loveliness,
Buy it and never count the cost;
For one white singing hour of peace
Count many a year of strife well lost,
And for a breath of ecstasy
Give all you have been, or could be.”
Sara Teasdale

Spend all you have and never count the cost. I love it. I feel sure that if she was reincarnated, she must have returned to us as the wonderful lyricist Joni Mitchell.

So what does that mean for me? and what does it mean for you? What is your definition of loveliness? your breath of ecstasy?

For me, I completely connect with her description of nature… how that watching the rain or basking in the sun or scents so unique they bring back memories of far away times… how that these simple, over-lookable things can become a spiritual experience and a connection to the infinite. To be in that state of awe and wonder… to look through the eyes of a child… is to be in a state of absolute bliss.

My challenge to you is to consider how you can do this minute by minute, hour by hour and respond back here. What could serve as a reminder to “hold wonder like a cup?” Also, with that response… please share moments of feeling this way in your past and also in this present moment… share your version of loveliness.

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