...comes courtesy of Amy Lenzo's BEAUTY DIALOGUES:
Who can afford to live without beauty?
Beauty fills us with passion:
It graces us with joy & lights up our existence.
A landscape, a piece of music, a film, a dance –
Suddenly all dreariness is gone, we are left bewitched, we are dazzled.
If we get lost in dark despair,
beauty takes us back to Center.
~ Piero Ferrucci