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
But where, after all, would be the poetry of the sea were there no wild waves? ~ Joshua Slocum
The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of its tail. – Amitendranath Tagore
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
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself. ~ Josh Billings
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
There was something rather blousy about roses in full bloom, something shallow and raucous, like women with untidy hair. ~ Daphne du Maurier, Rebecca