Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life - Rachel Carson

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

"There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul”

It was 12:45 and I was still trying to sleep in the back of the vehicle that is now heading home, after a long day of work (Mondays are always a dark tunnel with no air) I came home to a pleasant surprise. We apparently had to take a trip which we did, It took us an Hour and 30min to hit our destination It was dark any rainy but I enjoyed the solitude , while I was trying to carve every single smell and every single tree in my mind the idea of traffic the next morning kept interrupting, like an annoying 10 year old interrupting a pleasant conversation.

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”  ― Albert Einstein
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“You do not have to be good.You do not have to walk on your kneesfor a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.Meanwhile the world goes on.Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rainare moving across the landscapes,over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,are heading home again.Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,the world offers itself to your imagination,call to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –over and over announcing your place in the family of things.”  ―
Mary Oliver
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"Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience."― Ralph Waldo Emerson


Diana:)

1 comment:

Guilty Hyena said...

I've often had thoughts on the subject of the first quote, many of us have reserved affections only to our nearest and dearest, but it takes great strength to broaden our compassion to all living beings.

It's an endeavour I try to make everyday.