She Walks in Beauty
She walks in beauty, like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies; and all that’s best of dark and bright meet in her aspect and her eyes; thus mellowed to that tender light which heaven to gaudy day denies. - Lord Byron
So often love and beauty are personified with walking, which to me, signifies that it’s all a journey - not someplace of arrival. Our culture and natural tendencies are to think of everything as an achievement, a goal. And yes, without aspirations we would be stagnant, unproductive and inevitably unhappy. But when it comes to things that matter, the vision, the big picture, the heart-based living side of our life that accumulates into our legacy, what we accomplish in those relationship roles have nothing to do with the accomplishments themselves. And everything to do with the transformation of hearts, the journey, the walk.
Silver Cup Artist Haleigh took this piece of poetry, this idea of walking and created a beautiful Cottage Hill Original for us. At this moment, the sun is finally melting our snow and the promise of spring has us anticipating when we can finally take real walks outside of the office and in our gardens and neighborhoods. Hopefully, today’s photographs provide you with some hope, beating any Monday or winter blues and inspiring you for the beautiful spring ahead. We will be returning tomorrow featuring more from this Silver Cup Artist and Captivated Sponsor tomorrow.