"The beauty of the world...has two edges, one of laughter, one of anguish, cutting the heart asunder.'' - Virginia Woolf (A Room of One's Own)
"When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong."
- Buckminster Fuller
"You can have the other words –- chance, luck, coincidence, serendipity. I’ll take grace. I don’t know what it is exactly, but I’ll take it." - Mary Oliver (Winter Hours)
I know nothing, except what everyone knows -
If there when Grace dances, I should dance.
- W.H. Auden ("Whitsunday in Kirchstentten," Collected Poems)
As Tilly and I climb through the morning mist and dawn breaks over Nattadon Hill, I am grateful for beauty. Determined to fight fiercely. Attempting to live gently. Striving, always, for grace.