A Hundred Objects Close By
I know a cure for sadness:
Let your hands touch something that
makes your eyes
I bet there are a hundred objects close by
that can do that.
beauty’s gift to us -
her power is so great she enlivens
the earth, the sky, our
- Mirabai, c. 1498-1550
The power of beauty is so great that it enlivens the earth, the sky, and our soul. And chances are, you’re sitting right now at a banquet table of beauty, sufficient to sate your every hunger for delight, passion, inspiration, and pleasure. But do you know it? Or do you complain, instead, that your partner is supposed to do something different to fill the hole in your heart?
I know I sometimes take the latter path. Never as yummy.
May your sadness be cured again and again by beauty’s gift to us. And may that practice make your relationship simply the dessert in the feast of goodness that is your life.
Let your hands touch something that makes your eyes smile – a poem from Mirabai
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