Heartbreak

“If you’re really listening, if you’re awake to the poignant beauty of the world, your heart breaks regularly. In fact, your heart is made to break; its purpose is to burst open again and again so that it can hold ever more wonders.”
~ Andrew Harvey

Finding God

“The reason we can hope to find God is that He is here, engaged all the time in finding us. Every gleam of beauty is a pull toward Him. Every pulse of love is a tendril that draws us in His direction. Every verification of truth links the finite mind up into a Foundational Mind that undergirds us. Every deed of good will points toward a consummate Goodness which fulfills all our tiny adventures in faith. We can find Him because in Him we live and move and have our being.”

~ Rufus M. Jones, “Pathways to the Reality of God”

Ordinary People

In the last few minutes I’ve become a huge fan of the blog Ordinary People (NSFW). From the site:

Dedicated to celebrating the beauty of the human body in all its forms.
Not a lot of silicon.
Not a lot of professional models.
Not a lot of just barely legal teens.
Just a variety of all different types of ordinary grown-up people.

It seems to be heavily weighted to photos of women in various states of undress, but within that category it’s pretty diverse. Lovely to see so many bodies!