A Vision of Beauty
I had not expected to see anyone that dark, lonely evening.
But then, without any fanfare, or moment to reconsider,
Suddenly, abruptly, standing before me was...
Oh, I know, “Beauty is in the Eyes of the Beholder”.
But such beauty? Such magnificence? Such wonder?
I think not. For before me -- in my eyes -- was a vision that...
I remember my thoughts going rampant as I simply stared.
How silly I must have looked, Standing mesmerized before...
How foolish I must have appeared to anyone else.
But then, my thinking mind did begin to reassert itself,
To re-evaluate and question this apparent fantasy before me.
And so I looked deeper, peered a bit closer to this... vision.
Astoundingly -- and with time to reflect -- I saw so much more.
Intelligence! Even an ability to carry on a conversation!
Wow! What a concept! (What an original idea, no!) But also:
Wit, humor, a turn of phrase both delightful and profound.
And presence? Oh yes, a presence! Confident and... amazing!
A sense of confidence and a simple knowing of one’s being.
I could go on and on, detailing ad infinitum the delights of this creature,
this wonderment, this blessing to my planet.
But words would always fail to capture the true essence.
I can only recall that night, and recall with fondness and
gratitude that which had let me see this... vision of beauty.
And I say now -- with all my heart -- thank God for mirrors!
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