Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Corner View - Earth Day (which is actually tomorrow!)


Yosemite, 2006

When despair for the world grows in me, and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be -- I go and lie down where the wood drake rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds. I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought or grief. I come into the presence of still water. And I feel above me the day-blind stars waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world and am free.

-- Wendell Berry



Thanks to Joyce today, our host for Corner View. 

10 comments:

  1. I want to be in that photo, flushed cheek against a cold rock, trying to feel connected

    thank you , Elizabeth

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  2. I am so grateful to live in a place where I can take such comfort from the outdoors. It is my healing balm.

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  3. Exquisite and so apt, Elizabeth, especially the point about the author's fears for his children.

    Most parents have them, especially in this world, with all these hurdles.

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  4. beautiful, Elizabeth! Happy Earthday

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  5. I've never heard this before - thank you. I love this quote!

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  6. I read recently about a local preschool that spends every moment outdoors (and it's a nice outdoors too - a forest) - they don't do anything inside at all. The waiting list is a long one. The natural world outdoors is a healing balm ... and for children it's a growing medium. For Sophie and her vast wide ocean ... it's both.

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