She is not just beautiful;
she blesses others with her beauty;
her presence is her alms;
our gaze is our gift.
It is as if we say to her, “We are weary travelers.
Please, bless us with a glance,
with a smile,
with the sight of your eyes.”
And she, without the slightest effort and with the utmost grace, grants our request.
We don’t just see her,
we receive and behold her beauty.
John Daniel Holloway is a student of biblical studies, a social activist, a musician, and a poet.