when i was in grade school, one of the old school dogmas that i can recall vividly was having to memorize the baltimore catechism. yep, it was catholic school, and we had to take tests in which we would write down the meaning of the basic concepts of our faith.
somehow robotically spitting back the definitions of the "trinity" and "penance" doesn't seem like a surefire way to get people on the path to righteousness (at least for me), but there was always one concept that intrigued me: grace.
besides being, simply, a beautiful word (and the name of my sweet cousin), the concept has been running through my mind as of late. scary that i can still remember the definition buried deep in the recesses of my brain: "the state in which you are truly able to accept god's love." ok...but what if you don't believe in god.
well then you look to good ol' dictionary.com (what could be more agnostic than that!). "grace: -noun- elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action."
now i start to see why this word keeps hounding me...
seaglass is a quest for inspiration in the everyday. leave it to one of my all time heroes, bono, to give me the words to express it..."grace finds beauty in everything."