900. We must learn what it means to listen to inner longings other than the appetite for more, longings that quietly assert that enough is enough. Paul L. Escamilla

 It is enough for me by day
To walk the same bright earth with him;
Enough that over us by night
The same great roof of stars is dim.

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I do not hope to bind the wind
Or set a fetter on the sea —
It is enough to feel his love
Blow by like music over me.
~Sara Teasdale

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When the starry sky, a vista of open seas, or a stained-glass window shedding purple beams fascinate me, there is a cluster of meaning, of colors, of words, of caresses. There are light touches, scents, sighs, cadences that arise, shroud me, carry me away, and sweep me beyond the things I see, hear, or think. The “sublime” object dissolves in the raptures of a bottomless memory. It is such a memory, which, from stopping point to stopping point, remembrance to remembrance, love to love, transfers that object to enough and the refulgent point of the dazzlement in which I stray in order to be. ~Adapted excerpt from Julia Kristeva

Are God’s consolations not enough for you, words spoken gently to you? ~Job 15: 11  ✝

**Images via Pinterest; collages created by Natalie

15 thoughts on “900. We must learn what it means to listen to inner longings other than the appetite for more, longings that quietly assert that enough is enough. Paul L. Escamilla

  1. This really touches my soul and confirms what I am learning. I long to live more simply, close to nature. And I have a serious attraction to stained glass and the way the light plays with water, which I think is somehow related. I love the colors in the pictures you’ve found.

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    • Oh, I’m glad my post and photos touched your soul. They touched mine too as I worked with them. I too adore stained glass and the way the light plays with it.
      Light always fascinates me and like you water reflects and plays with light in such magical ways as well. Thanks for the lovely comment, JoAnna. Love, N 🙂 ❤

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