“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” 


― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

 

 

 

The Right Place for Yourself

The Right Place for Yourself

If you're John Muir you want trees to
live among. If you're Emily, a garden
will do.
Try to find the right place for yourself.
If you can't find it, at least dream of it. 
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When one is alone and lonely, the body
gladly lingers in the wind or the rain,
or splashes into the cold river, or
pushes through the ice-crusted snow. 
Anything that touches. 
                                             •
God, or the gods, are invisible, quite
understandable. But holiness is visible,
entirely. 
                                             •
Some words will never leave God's mouth,
no matter how hard you listen.  
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In all the works of Beethoven, you will
not find a single lie.
                                             •
All important ideas must include the trees,
the mountains, and the rivers. 
                                             •
To understand many things you must reach out
of your own condition. 
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For how many years did I wander slowly
through the forest. What wonder and
glory I would have missed had I ever been
in a hurry!
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Beauty can both shout and whisper, and still
it explains nothing. 
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The point is, you're you, and that's for keeps.
~Mary Oliver
Trilliums

Trilliums

Trout Lilies

Trout Lilies