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Monday, December 24, 2007

beauty lives everywhere

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
— ANNE FRANK, DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL

central park snow storm
Central Park snow storm from my holiday card, photo: Galina Dreyzina

As young Anne Frank writes in her diary about 1942, beauty exists everywhere we are willing to see it, and one of the things that brings happiness. It is as simple as new fallen snow, and natural as the face of my child on Christmas eve. It is sometimes created by design, or may be discovered in our midst. It lives in the eyes of those we love, whether in the face of joy or adversity. Beauty is an idea which defies definition, but not understanding. As a dialog between the world around us and that which is inside, it speaks to the possibility of who we are, and to transforming each moment. Seasons greetings to all.