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Wisdom from Walden

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

Let Us Handle One Another Delicately

Delicate Iris The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. -Henry David Thoreau That being said, we should be delicate with one another. Walden

Why Are We Content to Simply Wait for Heaven?

We are reminded by Henry David Thoreau to be attentive now: Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” And Catherine of Siena, the Dominican Saint, said centuries before him that, All the way to heaven is heaven.” Why wait?!

Be Alert . . . to Find God

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.