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The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life. ~ William Morris, writer and poet

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“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.”  ~ Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine

 

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The water-lily starts and slides
Upon the level in little puffs of wind,
Tho’ anchor’d to the bottom.
Tennyson—The Princess. IV. L. 236

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No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does. ~ Christopher Morley

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All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today. ~ Indian Proverb

 

 

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I must have flowers, always, and always. ~ Claude Monet

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The federal government has sponsored research that has produced a tomato that is perfect in every respect, except that you can’t eat it. We should make every effort to make sure this disease, often referred to as ‘progress’, doesn’t spread. ~ Andy Rooney

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The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand wrapped in awe, is as good as dead —his eyes are closed. ~ Albert Einstein, Living Philosophies

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What if a cactus felt really bad?
Hurt and depressed and truly quite sad?
Feeling unwelcome or feeling unliked,
Not feeling like dealing with being all spiked…”

~ Could You Hug a Cactus, by Phillip Van Wagoner, 2016

 

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But where, after all, would be the poetry of the sea were there no wild waves? ~ Joshua Slocum