“The voice of conscience is so delicate that it is easy to stifle it; but it is also so clear that it is impossible to mistake it.” Madame de Stael
When I think of the word – delicate, what comes to mind are images of beautiful flower petals, a new birth, or of tender new life forming. Life is delicate… Each of us starts life in this vulnerable manner and then gradually; slowly but surely, we grow in strength until we reach full bloom as adults. Sadly, 20 beautiful children in Newtown, CT, will not and my heartfelt condolences go out to their families… and to all who ever lost a loved one through acts of violence.
“True strength is delicate.” Louise Berliawsky Nevelson
AS we go about our duties, performing actions that impact our lives and the lives of others, we must remember the delicate balance that keeps it all together. It is so easy to imagine that we have time, space, and strength to complete XYZ when, in fact, we are all living on borrowed, albeit grace-filled, time. There were adult lives lost in that tragedy and my heart hurts for everyone of them too. Hug your loved ones; offer a kind word or smile, smell the fragrant flowers, admire the beauty of nature and life around you… We have inner strength yet, we are all delicately made. How is your heart? More below!