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Wisdom of Thoreau

I want to go soon and live away by the pond, where I shall hear only the wind whispering among the reeds. It will be success if I shall have left myself behind. But my friends ask what I will do when I get… Continue Reading “Wisdom of Thoreau”

On the Alert to Find God

My profession is to always be on the alert to find God in nature, to know his lurking places, to attend all the oratorios, the operas, in nature. –¬†Henry David Thoreau

Where Do We Find Heaven?

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. –¬†Henry David Thoreau

The Wisdom of Henry David Thoreau

The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. – Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Mercy and Blessing

On this 2nd Sunday of Lent the readings tell us of God’s mercy and blessing for us: From Genesis 12: “All the communities of the earth shall find blessing in you.” And from Psalm 33: “May your kindness, O Lord, be upon us who… Continue Reading “Mercy and Blessing”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Perspective

An excellent practice for Lent would be to gain perspective. As Henry David Thoreau said, It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hue

What is a country without rabbits and partridges? They are among the most simple and indigenous animal products; ancient and venerable families known to antiquity as to modern times; of the very hue and substance of Nature, nearest allied to leaves and to the… Continue Reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Hue”

Where Do You Find Heaven?

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. -Henry David Thoreau

Expect the Dawn

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn. – Henry David Thoreau

How Much Do You Value Freedom? Whose Freedom?

All good things are wild, and free. – Henry David Thoreau Why do we prefer to contain them?