This first installment of my little new idea was A.'s present to me for my birthday. I wanted to share it with you because of the way it made me feel. Having beautiful things around counterbalances everything else life throws at us, and even though they are just things, beauty always touches a hidden part in every person. John Keats famously said:
'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.'
I didn't really understand what he meant when I first read this poem at 17, but I think I do now.
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