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
“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
But where, after all, would be the poetry of the sea were there no wild waves? ~ Joshua Slocum
The morning glories and the sunflowers turn naturally toward the light, but we have to be taught, it seems. ~ Richard Rohr
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.
― Friedrich Max Müller
Gentle sleep! Scatter thy drowsiest poppies from above; And in new dreams not soon to vanish, bless My senses with the sight of her I love. ~ Horace (Horatio) Smith
Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844
Rainy days should be spent at home with a cup of tea and a good book. ~ Bill Watterson, The Calvin and Hobbes Tenth Anniversary Book
I lost my mom three years ago November 29. To this day, my heart breaks. But to this day, my heart has joy for her in her peace. Never mind what I would have wanted. She received God’s grace in a very sudden, but very painless death. I will miss her always and I will always cherish the years I was blessed to have her as my own. I love you, Mom!
Be still and the earth will speak to you. ~ Navajo proverb