But then… is there a time when it becomes more prudent for us to glance back in time?
Glancing is okay; remaining there will usually cause a problem.
“One must never pray for the past to return for, if it became God’s will to grant that wish, life’s light would certainly have been relinquished, perhaps forever.”
– HK, May 17, 2012
“I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty.”
– President John F. Kennedy, upon receiving an honorary degree from Amherst College, October 26, 1963 and inscribed on the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C.
Aside from good health the greatest gift received to date in my lifetime is unquestionably an ability to take in, in every form possible, the joy of good humor. For me, grace and beauty have always been synonymous with good humor or even raucous laughter.
A momentary glance over my shoulder to such a wondrous light, it served then as it does today – a symbol of grace and beauty. A child laughing with a spark kindled in her eyes, by a seemingly old man cavorting around a sound stage with the same verve a child might display when enjoying bouncing and sliding around a slippery floor following the consumption of too much sugar.
For whatever the reason… it tickled her.
For whatever the reason her laugh created a part of a special day.
The social worker assigned to our production came forward and asked what the child was laughing about.
“Me, I guess,” was the man’s only response.
A four-and-a-half year old little girl had not only captured hearts and provided an entertaining relief to everyone’s day, but she blessed the room’s ambience with a special God-given grace and elegance, single-handedly indemnifying the inscription engraved on a wall at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.