Hunger and Beauty

Charlene Costanzo (author of The Twelve Gifts From the Garden) writes of feeding the soul hope and gratitude.

The human soul is hungry for beauty. We seek it everywhere…When we experience the Beautiful, there is a sense of homecoming.” – John O’Donohue

What is this sense of homecoming? I think it happens when the beauty outside us and the beauty inside us recognize each other and brighten with delight. It’s like friends who find each other after searching in a crowd. There’s a relief, gratitude, joyful embracing, and a sense of homecoming.

About this hunger. Besides beauty, souls hunger for peace. Hearts hunger for hope. Many among us hunger for food too.  

We can help nourish souls and encourage each other. We can help feed hungry bellies too Let’s do what we can.

With love and beauty,
Charlene 

THE SECOND GIFT IS BEAUTY. May your deeds reflect its depth. – from The Twelve Gifts of Birth.  


The Twelve Gifts from the Garden

Life Lessons for Peace and Well-Being

Translating the beauty of botany. If you look closely, plants sprout with willpower and bloom with determination. Drawing from the beautiful nature of trees and flowers, Charlene crafts garden-inspired messages from her experiences with healing and understanding. Inside, find quotes, reflections, and bonus material:

  • Pen-and-ink line drawings with illustrations of flowers, leaves, and garden plants
  • Charlene’s Twelve Gifts resource and lessons learned in the garden
  • An epilogue from two other locales─Sedona, AZ and St. John, VI