Aware of all this mutability, I ask what does not change:The longing of the heart to know is what I find myself  saying.One first learned it a long time ago and then it seemed  simple to assuage,But the world gets more complicated and the answers are  never any easier.I look at these colors you have set before me—deep  scarlets, water-flecked yellow of tulips:My eye drinks in the intensity of each but still is unas-  suaged.If I should live several lifetimes I still shall not have  exhausted the possibilities of even these flowers:Why should I think of the world that it should be in any  way simpler?—Peyton Houston, “Looking at Tulips”Art credit Hollis Brown Thornton

Aware of all this mutability, I ask what does not change:
The longing of the heart to know is what I find myself
  saying.

One first learned it a long time ago and then it seemed
  simple to assuage,
But the world gets more complicated and the answers are
  never any easier.

I look at these colors you have set before me—deep
  scarlets, water-flecked yellow of tulips:
My eye drinks in the intensity of each but still is unas-
  suaged.

If I should live several lifetimes I still shall not have
  exhausted the possibilities of even these flowers:
Why should I think of the world that it should be in any
  way simpler?

Peyton Houston, “Looking at Tulips”
Art credit Hollis Brown Thornton

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