When all the ordinary divides and patterns are shattered, people step up to become their brothers’ keepers. And that purposefulness and connectedness bring joy even amidst death, chaos, fear, and loss. – Rebecca Solnit
What gives me hope is that life unfailingly responds to the advances of love. – Nipun Mehta
At any moment the fully present mind can shatter time and burst into Now. – David Steindl-Rast, A Listening Heart
To live, we must daily break the body and shed the book of creation. When we do it knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament. When we do it ignorantly, greedily, destructively, it is a desecration. – Wendell Berry, The Gift of Good…
Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder. – E.B. White, from Charlotte’s Web
Here is some fine advice from Henry David Thoreau: My profession is always to be alert, to find God in nature, to know God’s lurking places, to attend to all the oratorios and the operas in nature.