How miraculous –
that a king stoop
to enter the world of the ordinary,
of the commoner, of His subject, of woman.
But God did this.
ever the lowliest of the low,
always rises and triumphs-
over everything else.
And didn’t that woman know the greatest happiness?
Cleaning up the ugly first mess,
in its place she set a beautiful bouquet:
the Flower from which the sweet perfume
of virtue flows:
– Hildegard of Bingen 1098-1179AD (Thanks Doug!)