February 13, 2008

Simplicity

I recently read T.S.Eliot's incredible poem Little Gidding, from the Four Quartets, and absolutely fell in love with it.

The last two stanzas culminate and climax the poem's beauty for me, but reading it again in the past week two lines stood out quietly from all the rest. In them, Eliot talks about finding-

A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)


...an especially beautiful thought to keep in mind during Lent.
I think it speaks for itself. Just wanted to share it with you all.

~Mari

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2 Comments:

Blogger Kyle R. Cupp said...

Powerful stuff.

February 15, 2008 11:07 PM  
Blogger Theocentrica said...

Sure is.
I came across another relevant quote when I was reading Antoine de Saint-Exupery's "Wind, Sand and Stars" yesterday morning...

"In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when thee is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness."

February 16, 2008 11:33 AM  

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