He missed having a wild green world on his doorstep – no rabbits or pheasants or badgers.
The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction.
Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it
I have learned to thank God for what I cannot see, I have learned to trust God with what I cannot.
And as a sign that everything was now all right in the world, she opened her mouth a fraction, and after arranging her sticky lips better around her old teeth, smacked them and settled down into a state of blissful rest. Levin watched these last movements of hers closely. ‘I’m just the same!’ he said to himself; ‘Just the same! Never mind… All is well.
A true anecdote which illustrates his unworldly nature is of the instruction he received in 1922 to appear at Buckingham Palace to receive the accolade of the Order of Knighthood; Bayliss replied that as the date coincided with that of a meeting of the Physiological Society, he would be unable to attend.
Don’t even try to count all the colors of spring. God’s pallet keeps generating new hues.
The problem with driving around Iceland is that you’re basically confronted by a new soul-enriching, breath-taking, life-affirming natural sight every five goddamn minutes. It’s totally exhausting.
God sends the best to those who deserves it.
Trees quiver in the wind,
sailing on a sea of mist
out of earshot.