How can you tell if you have inner grace?
What are its signs?
Oh, I get it. It's one of those things
that you're better off not thinking of.
Striving for it gets you nowhere.
Peering inward to see if it's there
Everyone wants it—don't they?—
but I think you can recognize it
only in others.
She has inner grace.
You have it.
But the statement doesn't work
into the first person singular.
The best we can hope for is, say,
Maybe non-fractious relations with others
(with relations, for example).
For the rest, just let it go.
Don't think about it.
Hope that someone notices and will say,
after the fact,
Y'know, I always felt she had an inner grace.
That's your validation,
though you may have to be dead
to receive it.
Food blog: http://fastandfearlesscooking.blogspot.ca