virgin islands scene

All serious daring starts from within.
-- Harriet Beecher Stowe


Tuesday, November 23, 1999

Cloudy and beautiful

Some days are more beautiful without the sun shining brightly. Some days, the cold, bitter wind feels good against my face. Some days, the dark clouds impart a sense of hope and comfort.

There is beauty not only in the obvious, but also in the subtle -- perhaps even more. It is the pervasiveness of beauty that makes it so sublime. That a dark, cold day can be just as wonderful as a bright, sunny one, is a monumental testament to the beauty of life itself.

Excitement comes also in quiet moments. Love is present during lonely times. Satisfaction is found even with hunger and desire. Hope is possible even amidst despair.

Drink in the richness of the whole, beautiful world which exists beyond the obvious. And marvel each and every day at the magnificence of life.

— Ralph Marston

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