The Sudden Illumination

 (My Grandparents Kaler, 1920s)

The moments of happiness--not the sense of well-being
Fruition, fulfilment, security or affection,
Or even a good dinner, but the sudden illumination--
We had the experience but missed the meaning,
And approach to the meaning restores the experience
In a different form, beyond any meaning
We can assign to happiness

{From T.S. Eliot's The Dry Salvages}


karen said…
How amazing! Look at Grandma Jerry! Do you think her spirit will join us in dancing at the wedding? Such a wonderful, vibrant soul and so glad I knew her.

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