Bits of Beauty

Spring peeked her head out today from behind one of the dreariest winters I  can remember, reminding me of the sunnier days ahead and the simple things in each day for which I can be grateful.  Here are the bits of beauty I found today:

First – there was this beautiful Bon Iver song “Holocene,” which has been haunting me for months.  Magnificent….

Then I discovered unexpected flowers blooming in a potted tree on my outdoor balcony!

I’ve been reading a lot of Rumi lately and read more today….(Read some Rumi if you have not done so already, if you have ever loved someone with all your heart, if you have ever loved with guts and glory but still failed miserably, if you possess even the tiniest bit of soul, if you are living for Spring, if you pray by the ocean, if you are looking for Grace, if you could use some wisdom in your life, if you are desperate for Summer to arrive so you can dive deep down into the waves)

from “Where Everything is Music”                                                                 

Stop the words now.  Open the window in the center of your chest, and let the spirits fly in and out. 

from “Flutes for Dancing”

We will drink all this wine tonight because it’s Spring. It is. It’s a growing sea. We’re clouds over the sea, or flecks of matter in the ocean when the ocean seems lit from within. I know I’m drunk when I start this ocean talk.

from “Dissolver of Sugar”

Pale sunlight, pale the wall. Love moves away. The light changes. I need more grace than I thought.

My sister, Emily, texted me a photo of this amazingly cool and intricate doodle she just created.  Such artistry can only spring from the soul.


What bits of beauty will tomorrow bring?……