I was revisiting my September 2008 post featuring India Arie in a 2006 live performance of James Taylor’s “The Secret of Life.” One thing led to another and I discovered her YT video (below) of “I Am Light,” which stunned me with its profound beauty and simplicity. If that wasn’t enough radiance, I also stumbled upon the original studio recording of “Beautiful Flower,” for which Arie was nominated in 2008 for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song and also for a Grammy for Best R&B Song. PS: You don’t need to be a “girl”to appreciate the sentiment of “Beautiful Flower”; just substitute your word of choice. Enjoy one, two, or all three of these fine videos, with thanks to those who created and uploaded them. Pure, unadulterated inspiration and timeless wisdom!