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July 9, 2010

Cranbrook House and Gardens

the reflecting pool

The first thought is of natural beauty:

the flowers,

the grasses,

the hedges,

the trees.

The second thought is of created beauty:

the reflecting pool.

the stone walls,

the iron rails,

the fountains,

the statues.

The third thought is of wealth:

once upon a time,

did a family

call this home

and assume

that everyone lived this way?

The fourth thought turns inward back to me -†

appreciation for the art and architecture,

wonder at the nature

inspired by the creativity,

and relief that Iím not paying the mortgage on this vast estate.