"Beauty is not only a terrible thing, but also a mysterious thing. There God and the devil strive for mastery, and the battle is for the human heart."
"God's works are so great, worth a lifetime of study—endless enjoyment! Splendor and beauty mark his craft." Psalm 11:1
Our dangling carrots are all the same
whether beauty is seen in the chrome of a motorcycle
or the cracked wood of a hand-crafted antique
in the artist's brush or the guitar strum
in a magazine cover girl or an infant's outstretched hand
in a poet's voice or the click of a camera
in a field of flowers or the shiny city scape
we all race to capture beauty
to hold it
to be it
And all the while
we don't know
we're really chasing You.