In Others’ Words: What do you see?
The only ugliness is that of the heart, seen through the face. And though beauty be obvious, the only loveliness is invisible.~ Herman Melville (1819-1891), American novelist
This is one of those quotes that I need to read s-l-o-w-l-y.
I knew I liked it the first time I read it … but wait … did I understand it? Let me read it again …
Ugliness of the heart. Ah, yes. That I understand. Emotions — reactions, intentions — best left hidden. And yet they are revealed in my eyes, the window to my soul.
How often do I focus on what I see in the mirror — obvious beauty, or the lack thereof — and miss the gentle loveliness of the invisible? Yes, mine … or someone else’s?
In Others’ Words: What beauty have you seen today?0 I like this!