Late have I loved you, O Beauty so ancient and so new; late have I love you! For behold, You were within me and I outside. I kept looking for you out there and in my unloveliness came those lovely things of creation that you made. Yet,You were with me when I was not with You. Since my attention fell elsewhere, I was kept from You by those things, yet had they not been in You, they would not have been at all. You called and cried to me to break open my deafness. You sent your beams to shine upon me and chase away my blindness. You breathed fragrance upon me and I drew in my breathe and do now pant for You. I tasted You and now hunger and thirst for you. You touched me and I have burned for Your peace.
Taste and see that the Lord is good. Psalm 34:8