the wisdom of the sands - antoine de saint-exupéry

"Then it was I perceived that when a man truly comprehends the statue's smile, the temple's silence or the beauty of the landscape, it is God he is discovering. Since he then is going beyond and behind the thing itself, so as to reach the key; beyond the words, so as to hear the hymn; beyond the star-hung curtains of the night, so as to commune with eternity. For God is the supreme meaning behind men's language, and your words take meaning only when they show you God. If a little child's tears move you, they are windows opening on the vastness of the sea; for not those tears only, but the whole world's tears, are quickening your compassion, and that child is but one who takes you by the hand and shows you the sorrows of mankind."

1 comment:

  1. I think that is what they call beauty!