“God divided beauty and gave it to the ten:
Henna, soap, and silk-these are the first three.
The plough, the livestock, and the hives of bees-
That makes six.
The sun when it rises over the mountains-
That makes seven.
The crescent moon, as thin as a Christian’s blade-
That makes eight.
With horses and with books we come to ten.”
-from The Tenth Gift by Jane Johnson
I do believe he also gave coffee and cream — the unknown eleventh and twelfth things of beauty.
I was so touched by this post..came here to say how great it is that lots of us today have access to all 10 – you know, a gratitude kind of comment..
then came and saw cardiogirl’s note..and am holding my sides…so i’m just going to smile..and say I’m loving your quotes as well as your posts..