Leigh Nash, "Beautiful World"
While researching my previous posts about overcoming my fear of spiders, I came across a lovely tribute album—Charlotte's Web: Music Inspired by the Motion Picture, released in 2006. One of the songs on that album particularly struck me: Leigh Nash's "Beautiful World." Nash sings:
You colored my world with smiles and laughter
and you filled my heart with hope and love. . . .
It’s a beautiful world
when you’re watching through love’s eyes.
How glad I am that I came to love things in this beautiful world that I had once feared: water, heights, speaking, spiders. Yesterday I wrote about how I had come to love a spider I named Charlotte, and how my fear of spiders ended. To honor my Charlotte, I wanted, yesterday, a sacred work, and I listened to Guru Ram Das. Today, the song I listened to is a song of love. Here is a link to Leigh Nash singing "Beautiful World":
I created "Let Fall No Burning Leaf," the image above, in 2006. It is based on Mandelbrot fractals. The title is from Edna St. Vincent Millay's poem "God's World" (1917):
O world, I cannot hold thee close enough!
Thy winds, thy wide grey skies!
Thy mists, that roll and rise!
Thy woods, this autumn day, that ache and sag
And all but cry with colour! That gaunt crag
To crush! To lift the lean of that black bluff!
World, World, I cannot get thee close enough!
Long have I known a glory in it all,
But never knew I this;
Here such a passion is
As stretcheth me apart,—Lord, I do fear
Thou’st made the world too beautiful this year;
My soul is all but out of me,—let fall
No burning leaf; prithee, let no bird call.