Monday, August 31, 2009

Beautiful Yearning

Last night I ran across
this poignant vintage image;
I spent a thoughtful morning with her
today -- while also learning
how to add the transparent image
and beautiful score of music.

It seems as if every fiber of this woman's
heart, soul, mind, and strength
stretches up in hopeful yearning.

Can you see the lift of every muscle
in her neck, every rib in her torso,
every breath that she takes?

Can you see the hope in her upturned
face, in the soft corner of her eye,
in her gently closed lips?

Hope radiates from her soul,
sings from her heart,
lifts her entire being.

She reminds me of Bernini's exquisite
carving St. Theresa of Avila in
Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome.
I'll share that with you one day soon.

But for today, what is it that you yearn for?
What would make your heart sing?
Go ahead and reach for it.
Reach for it like she does, with every fiber of
your heart, soul, mind, and strength.

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