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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

On Elegance


Coleman Barks writes a brief intro to each section in The Essential Rumi.  In the one titled, "On Elegance" he says that elegance is, "The sudden opening of one's eyes to the elaborate, extravagant beauty around us."

Rumi:


"Because I love this, I am never bored.
Beauty constantly wells up, a noise of springwater
in my ear and in my inner being."



I saw a photo similar to this in a book on Scandinavian decor and wanted to try something like it.  Beads draping out of a bowl.  There's something elegant in that sort of gesture.  And it feels to me, like it could be part of a story.  That sort of beauty.


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