The pillars of Nature's temple are alive
and sometimes yield perplexing messages;
forests of symbols between us and the shrine
remark our passage with accustomed eyes.
Like long-held echoes, blending somewhere else
into one deep and shadowy unison
as limitless as darkness and as day,
the sounds, the scents, the colors correspond.
There are odors succulent as young flesh,
sweet as flutes, and green as any grass,
while others -- rich, corrupt and masterful -
possess the power of such infinite things
as incense, amber, benjamin and musk,
to praise the senses' raptures and the mind's.
-- Charles Baudelaire
Wondering where we are going and am glad to know que je ne suis pas seule. Please feel free to take a look at Dominique Browning's post and a grateful thank you to David Terry for putting me in such fine company: Slow Love Life.