It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I wouldn’t criticize the religion of this song, because I consider it irrelevant whether it is based upon actual events. I think that some of you whom I have hurt over the years with my diatribes against religion probably exemplify such a faith, and I want you to know that, in my heart, I didn’t mean you. I meant those who hurt people who don’t measure up to their standards, standards that they themselves don’t meet. I would like to believe that we all do the best we can, and that we can all be reached through love, but when it comes right down to it, I don’t believe these things, and so I go on the attack. My challenge is to avoid becoming that which I hate, and I can best do this by embracing beauty no matter where I find it, whether through a hymn or a daffodil. I wouldn’t call such beauty God, but it’s a choice of nomenclature rather than meaning, and I have no desire for a wall composed of nomenclature.

Thank you for the riches that you have brought into my life.