A Beautiful Sheltering
Red Roofs, Marc Chagall, 1954
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."
~ Lao Tzu
Love layers the strength of hope
gently upon another soul
like shingles upon a roof
building a fortress
that no grievance can destroy
and a beauty that time cannot decay
a crafted armor that hands have never touched
only hearts have known its true embrace.