This evening I had an appointment; and is my custom, I arrived to the office about 10 minutes early.  As I sat in the waiting room, I decided to flip through one of the magazines lying on an end table.  Best Place To Vacation… Good Food Fast… Get Organized Now… Beauty Product Must-Haves… all blah.  Uninteresting to me.  Whatever.

As I was about to set the magazine back on the table and spend my remaining seven minutes doing breath meditation (yes, this is how I often spend the time when I’m waiting for an appointment [or waiting in a line, or waiting at a stoplight, etc.]), my hand got caught on the back cover; and as I worked to close the magazine without ripping any of the pages, my eyes fell to this section of text:

It reads: “The poet Galway Kinnell wrote that ‘sometimes it is necessary to reteach a thing its loveliness.’  Everything we do, I tell my students, is to reteach ourselves our loveliness.”

This “coincidental” encounter, these words, this sentiment, they all brought a warmth and a tenderness to my heart; and for a moment, I did experience my own loveliness.

It was a perfect way to enter my appointment.


About Stef

A "serious" gal who is trying to remember to lighten up and smile.
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2 Responses to Loveliness

  1. Touch2Touch says:

    Beautiful post. All the little treasures scattered randomly around the universe, just waiting to catch our eye — or finger.


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