The budstands for all things,even for those things that don't
flower,for everything flowers,from within, of
self-blessing;though sometimes it is
necessaryto reteach a thing its
loveliness,to put a hand on the browof the flower,and retell it in words and in
touch, it is lovelyuntil it flowers again from
within,of self-blessing . . .An excerpt from Galway Kinnell's, "St. Francis and The Sow". Hope we all can find a moment today to tell ourselves, "in words and in touch", that we, too, are "lovely".