TREASURES IN A SHELL

TO KNOW THE TRUST VALUE
OF ANYTHING ON EARTH,
TO KNOW AND FEEL ITS FINEST JOYS
AND GREATEST HUMAN WORTH,
IT MUST BE SHARED WITH THOSE YOU LOVE
OR THOSE WHO HAVE A NEED ...
THAT IS MORE WORTHY THAN YOUR OWN,
AND FAR YOUR OWN SUCCEED.
FOR JUST TO OWN A WORLD OF GOODS
OR FORTUNE OF A KING,
OR BE THE MASTER OF A HOUSE
WHERE ONLY SILENCE SINGS,
OR TO POSSESS A HEART OF LOVE
WITHOUT A HEART TO CARE,
ARE ONLY TREASURES — IN A SHELL
UNTIL YOU CHOOSE TO SHARE.
      — Theresa C. Maloney


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