Saturday, July 11, 2009

Peace and Plenty

Walking down a busy street
in a tourist sort of town,
I happened upon this happy profusion of color.

How magical, this mix of shades and shapes;
How exuberant, this multiplicity of styles!
This, I think,
is how God visualized us
when she created the world:
not just a Garden of Eden,
but a Garden of Being,
alive with light and color,
rich in variety,

Think how boring it would be
if every flower were an identical pink rose!
In such a world,
even a dandelion would be cause for rejoicing.

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