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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




To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. ~ Jane Austen


A garden to walk in and immensity to dream in–what more could he ask? A few flowers at his feet and above him the stars.
~ Victor Hugo, Les Misérables


One impulse from a vernal wood
May teach you more of man,
Of moral evil and of good,
Than all the ages can.
~ William Wordsworth

However mean your life is, meet it and live it. ~ Henry David Thoreau

And Spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.

~ Percy Bysshe Shelley, “The Sensitive Plant”

People trample over flowers, yet only to embrace a cactus. ~ James Joyce

The earth has music for those who listen. ~ William Shakespeare

If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.  ~ Frank A. Clark