For ten years, this poem has been captivating my sensibilities. It comes to mind each time that I witness a breathtaking sunset, an act of great kindness, or an exchange of unconditional love. In moments of conflict, it arises, pleading with me to remember that it is more important to be loving than to be right. It is this love that I am striving for. It is this love that creates unspeakable beauty.

photo location: St. John, US Virgin Islands (June 2014)