”I CAME TO LOVE YOU LATE, O Beauty so ancient and new; I came to love you late. You were within me and I was outside where I rushed about wildly searching for you like some monster loose in your beautiful world. You were with me, but I was not with you.You called me, you shouted to me. You broke past my deafness.You bathed me in your light, you wrapped me in your splendor,you sent my blindnes reeling.You gave out such a delightful fragrance, and I drew it in and came breathing hard after you.I tasted,and it made me hunger and thirst;you touched me, and I burned to know your peace.”
by Augustine, a monk in the fifth century.


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