I reflected on Br. David’s words, “those never-ending variations on
the theme of imperishable beauty in perishable form”. They seem to me to mean that the Source of all blessings is offering us beauty in innumerable forms all of the time and everywhere. For example, our eyes, everyone’s eyes are a source of a perishable form of beauty because we all die, and yet others are born and there continue to be the beauty of eyes arising and passing away.
Shells ha...

I reflected on Br. David’s words, “those never-ending variations on
the theme of imperishable beauty in perishable form”. They seem to me to mean that the Source of all blessings is offering us beauty in innumerable forms all of the time and everywhere. For example, our eyes, everyone’s eyes are a source of a perishable form of beauty because we all die, and yet others are born and there continue to be the beauty of eyes arising and passing away.
Shells have always attracted me. It’s impossible to walk the beach and not find my gaze drawn to them.. sometimes the larger and more dramatic ones, sometimes the tiny beauties. On the beach I most frequently walk the number and variety of creatures have diminished greatly over the years. There is much fragility to the beach and yet so many forms of life continue to live and thrive there.

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