Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Earth

(taken in blackberry season by Lake Merced in San Francisco, CA)

I have so much to say about nature and how important it is for our spirituality and sanity, about my worries for the next generation that spends an average of 7min a day outside, about how Satan is using industrialization to take away God's invisible qualities from our eyes, about that overwhelming feeling of joy, peace, and childlike curiousity and adventure that accompany the outdoors, but instead I just want to leave you with this quote and this photo and say Happy Earth Day and goodnight.

To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing. The sun illuminates only the eye of the man, but shines into the eye and the heart of the child. The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood. His intercourse with heaven and earth, becomes part of his daily food.

Nature (1836)

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